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English definition of “party”

party

noun [C] (INVOLVEMENT)    /ˈpɑː.ti/ US  /ˈpɑːr.t̬i/
one of the people or groups of people involved in an official argument , arrangement , or similar situation : The UN called on all parties in the conflict to take a positive stance towards the new peace initiative . It's often difficult to establish who the guilty party is following a road accident .Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willPeople in general
(Definition of party noun (INVOLVEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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