Party Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Party, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Party?

It refers to the person or entity who has been claiming or responding to the claims in a particular lawsuit filed in the court. It can be referred to as plaintiff, defendant, petitioner or respondent or anyone else who have interest in the outcome of the trial or who has been the part of the agreement or contract. Each party has right to know and receive information regarding the proceedings.