party of the second part



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In some usages (particularly old documents), words in the phrase may be capitalized, for example Party of the Second Part.


party of the second part ‎(plural parties of the second part)

  1. (law, archaic) The party to a legal dispute against whom a complaint was initially raised in a court.
  2. (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.