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party

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpɑːti/
EVENT A1 an event where people enjoy themselves by talking, eating, drinking, and dancing: a birthday party We're having a party to celebrate the occasion.Celebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
POLITICS B1 an organization that shares the same political beliefs and tries to win elections: a political party PoliticsPolitical movements and groups
GROUP a group of people who are working or travelling together: a party of touristsGroups of people
LEGAL one of the sides in a legal agreement or disagreement: the guilty party We hope to provide a solution that is acceptable to both parties. →  See also the Conservative Party , the Democratic Party , the Green Party , the Labour Party , toe the (party) line , the Republican Party , search party , slumber party , third party Court cases, orders and decisions
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