Party jury(Law), a jury composed of different parties, as one which is half natives and half foreigners.Party man, a partisan. Swift.Party spirit, a factious and unreasonable temper, not uncommonly shown by party men. Whately.Party verdict, a joint verdict. Shak.Party wall. (a) (Arch.) A wall built upon the dividing line between two adjoining properties, usually having half its thickness on each property. (b) (Law) A wall that separates adjoining houses, as in a block or row.

(Par"ty), a. [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See Part, v., and cf. Partite.]

1. (Her.) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale.

2. Partial; favoring one party.

I will be true judge, and not party.

Charter party. See under Charter.

(Par"ty), adv. Partly. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Par"ty-coat`ed) a. Having a motley coat, or coat of divers colors. Shak.

(Par"ty-col`ored, Par"ti-col`ored) a. Colored with different tints; variegated; as, a party- colored flower. "Parti-colored lambs." Shak.

(Par"ty*ism) n. Devotion to party.

(Par`um*bil"ic*al) a. [Pref. para- + umbilical.] (Anat.) Near the umbilicus; — applied especially to one or more small veins which, in man, connect the portal vein with the epigastric veins in the front wall of the abdomen.

(||Pa*ru"si*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. presence, fr. to be present; para` beside + to be.] (Rhet.) A figure of speech by which the present tense is used instead of the past or the future, as in the animated narration of past, or in the prediction of future, events.

(Par`va*nim"i*ty) n. [L. parvus little + animus mind.] The state or quality of having a little or ignoble mind; pettiness; meanness; — opposed to magnanimity. De Quincey.

(Par"ve*nu`) n. [F., prop. p. p. of parvenir to attain to, to succeed, to rise to high station, L. pervenire to come to; per through + venire to come. See Par, prep., and Come.] An upstart; a man newly risen into notice.

(Par"vis, Par"vise) n. [F. parvis, fr. LL. paravisus, fr. L. paradisus. See Paradise.] a court of entrance to, or an inclosed space before, a church; hence, a church porch; — sometimes formerly used as place of meeting, as for lawyers. Chaucer.

(Par"vi*tude Par"vi*ty) n. [L. parvitas, fr. parvus little: cf. OF. parvité.] Littleness. [Obs.] Glanvill. Ray.

(Par"vo*lin) n. (Physiol. Chem.) A nonoxygenous ptomaine, formed in the putrefaction of albuminous matters, especially of horseflesh and mackerel.

"For several generations, our ancestors largely employed party for person; but this use of the word, when it appeared to be reviving, happened to strike, more particularly, the fancy of the vulgar; and the consequence has been, that the polite have chosen to leave it in their undisputed possession." Fitzed. Hall.

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