3 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).

A person who helps (aids or abets) another person who is the principal offender to commit an offence. A person is guilty as a party only if he or she has done some act to assist or encourage the principal and has a degree of knowledge or common intention related to the offence. A party is guilty of the same offence as the principal, although the sentence imposed on a party may be influenced by the degree of participation. See Criminal Code, section 21.

A state which has consented to be bound by a treaty and for which that treaty is in force.


In the law of treaties, a state or other subject of international law that has expressed its consent to be bound by a treaty.

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