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adverb, adjective legal     ex parte pronunciation in British English
/ˌeks ˈpɑː(r)teɪ/
  1. without all parties to a case being present in court or aware of the hearing. Ex parte is sometimes referred to as without notice.

    The decision of His Honour Mr Justice Thripps had been made ex parte and was appealed against three days later.

    An ex parte hearing was scheduled for 25th May.

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