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

History and Etymology for inter partes

Latin

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