party of the second part
In some usages (particularly old documents), words in the phrase may be capitalized, for example Party of the Second Part.
- (law, archaic) The party to a legal dispute against whom a complaint was initially raised in a court.
- (law, archaic) The second party named in a contract, generally the party to whom a duty is initially owed, and who is obligated to perform in response to the performance of that initial duty.
party against whom a complaint was initially raised in a court
second party named in a contract