inter partes

adverb or adjective

in·​ter par·​tes
ˈin-tər-ˈpär-tēz, ˈin-ter-ˈpär-tās
: 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

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“Inter partes.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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