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inter partes

adverb or adjective in·ter par·tes \ ˈin-tər-ˈpär-tēz, ˈin-ter-ˈpär-tās \

legal Definition of inter partes

: between the parties
  • a consent decree is not simply a contract inter partes, unlike a settlement
; specifically : having or involving adverse parties
  • an issue of an invalid application may also arise in inter partes proceedings where an adversary raises the issue
  • In re Compagnie Generale Maritime, 993 F.2d 841 (1993) (dissent)
— compare ex parte

Origin and Etymology of inter partes

Latin


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