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ex parte (eks pahr-tee), adv.[Latin “from the part”] On or from one party only, usu. without notice to or argument from the adverse party <the judge conducted the hearing ex parte>. ex parte,adj. Done or made at the instance and for the benefit of one party only, and without
notice to, or argument by, any person adversely interested; of or relating to court action taken by one party without notice to the other, usu. for temporary or emergency relief <an ex parte hearing> <an ex parte injunction>. • Despite the traditional one-sidedness of ex parte matters, some courts now require notice to the opposition before what they call an “ex parte hearing.” — Sometimes spelled exparte. — ex parte,adv.