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third partynoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌθɜːd ˈpɑː.ti/  us   /ˌθɝːd ˈpɑːr.t̬i/ specialized
a third person or organization less directly involved in a matter than the main people or organizations that are involved
(Definition of third party from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"third party" in American English

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third partynoun [C]

 us   /ˈθɜrd ˈpɑr·ti/
  • third party noun [C] (POLITICAL GROUP)

social studies any political party (= organization to get people elected) that is not as big or as influential as the two main parties
  • third party noun [C] (PERSON)

a person who is not one of the two main people involved in an argument or legal case
(Definition of third party from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"third party" in Business English

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third partynoun [C, usually singular]

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LAW a third person or organization less directly involved in an activity or in a legal case than the main people or organizations that are involved: 30% of the units that we sell are actually sold by third parties. Shareholders may authorize a third party, such as a bank or employer, to make investments directly to their Fund accounts. In road accident cases, the plaintiff can bring a third party in as a second defendant.
INSURANCE in an insurance contract, a person who is not the insurance company or the insured person, but who will receive money if they suffer loss or damage caused by the insured person: The policyholder is covered if they cause injury or damage to a third party.

third-partyadjective [before noun]

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LAW connected with a third person or organization less directly involved in an activity or in a legal case than the main people or organizations that are involved: third-party commissions/proceedings/suppliers There has been a higher concentration of sales in foreign locations that are subject to third-party commissions.
INSURANCE connected with insurance that will pay money to a person who suffers loss or damage caused by the insured person: third-party claims/insurance/liability third-party cover/damage
(Definition of third party from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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