third party Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “third party” in the English Dictionary

"third party" in British English

See all translations

third partynoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌθɜːd ˈpɑː.ti/  us   /ˌθɝːd ˈpɑːr.t̬i/ specialized
a third ​person or ​organization less ​directlyinvolved in a ​matter than the ​mainpeople 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

See all translations

third partynoun [C]

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

social studies any ​political party (= ​organization to get ​peopleelected) that is not as ​big or as ​influential as the two ​mainparties
  • third party noun [C] (PERSON)

a ​person who is not one of the two ​mainpeopleinvolved in an ​argument or ​legalcase
(Definition of third party from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"third party" in Business English

See all translations

third partynoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us  
LAW a third ​person or ​organization less directly involved in an ​activity or in a ​legalcase than the ​mainpeople 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 ​insurancecontract, a ​person who is not the ​insurancecompany or the ​insuredperson, but who will receive ​money if they suffer ​loss or ​damage caused by the ​insuredperson: The policyholder is ​covered if they cause ​injury or ​damage to a third ​party.

third-partyadjective [before noun]

uk   us  
LAW connected with a third ​person or ​organization less directly involved in an ​activity or in a ​legalcase than the ​mainpeople or ​organizations that are involved: third-party commissions/proceedings/suppliers There has been a ​higherconcentration of ​sales in ​foreignlocations that are ​subject to third-party ​commissions.
INSURANCE connected with ​insurance that will ​paymoney to a ​person who suffers ​loss or ​damage caused by the ​insuredperson: third-party ​claims/​insurance/​liability third-party ​cover/​damage
(Definition of third party from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of third party?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“third party” in American English

“third party” in Business English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

star

a very large ball of burning gas in space that is usually seen from the earth as a point of light in the sky at night

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More