ex parte

Definition of "ex parte"
  1. A Latin term meaning 'for one party,' used for motions, hearings, or orders approved for the advantage of one side only, usually in temporary or emergency situations where notifying the opposition may not be possible
How to use "ex parte" in a sentence
  1. He filed an ex parte motion for a temporary custody order due to the urgency of the situation.
  2. An ex parte hearing was scheduled to address the unexpected circumstances that arose.
  3. Due to the danger posed, an ex parte order for a restraining order was granted without waiting for a formal hearing.

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