from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A political party organized as opposition to the existing parties in a two-party system.
- noun One other than the principals involved in a transaction.
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- noun someone not directly involved in a
transaction. A third entity in the Seller (first party) and Customer (second party) relationship. A Seller may employ a third party to perform specific services to augment the value of a product. For example, a manufacturer may employ a third party to pack and distribute a product. A computer manufacturer may augment their product with software from a third-partysupplier.
- noun someone only incidentally or tangentially connected to an incident or dispute; someone other than the
principals; a bystander or independent witness.
- noun a
political partyin oppositionto the main parties in a two-party system
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- noun someone other than the principals who are involved in a transaction
- noun a political party organized in opposition to the major parties in a two-party system
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