ex rel.

Definition of "ex rel."
  1. A Latin abbreviation used in legal cases to indicate that a government proceeding is initiated in the interest of a private party
How to use "ex rel." in a sentence
  1. The case of The State of Texas ex rel. John Doe was initiated on his interest for a public cause.
  2. In a lawsuit, ex rel. is used when a private individual represents a government entity.
  3. Ex rel. in the case's title indicates that the legal action was prompted by a private party, not government officials.

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