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The Law of Equitable Remedies, 2/e$70.00 – $112.00
A proceeding commenced without giving notice to the other side.
A term literally meaning "from one side"; an application is ex parte when it is made to a court or tribunal without notifying or serving anyone else with the proceedings. Because of the proceeding's one-sided nature, applicants owe the decision-maker a high duty of good faith; in practice, this means they should reveal to the decision-maker any objections that might result in a decision adverse to them.