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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 ​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 British English

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third partynoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"third party" in Business English

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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)
Translations of “third party”
in Chinese (Simplified) 第三人, 第三方, 第三者…
in Turkish üçüncü kişi…
in Russian третье лицо, третья сторона…
in Chinese (Traditional) 第三人, 協力廠商, 第三者…
in Polish osoba trzecia lub postronna…
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