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Prevailing party   /prɪvˈeɪlɪŋ pˈɑrti/   Listen
Prevailing party

noun
1.
The party in a lawsuit who obtains a judgment in their own favor.






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"Prevailing party" Quotes from Famous Books



... who overthrew the old? For their comfort, the Saints will then account them Atheists, and discard them. Or they will plead each of them their particular Merits, till they quarrel about the Dividend. And, the Protestant Successor himself, if he be not wholly governed by the prevailing party, will first be declared no Protestant; and next, no Successor. This is dealing sincerely with him, which Plato Redivivus does not: for all the bustle he makes concerning the Duke of M. proceeds from a Commonwealth Principle: he is afraid at the bottom to have him at the Head of the ...
— His Majesties Declaration Defended • John Dryden



Words linked to "Prevailing party" :   litigant, litigator, jurisprudence, law



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