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prevailing party


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Noun prevailing party has 1 sense
  1. prevailing party - the party in a lawsuit who obtains a judgment in their own favor
    --1 is a kind of
    litigant, litigator

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Prevailing Party


The term "prevailing party" refers to the party who successfully wins a legal case or dispute. It is the party that has been granted a favorable judgment or outcome by a court of law.


  1. Noun: The party that is victorious and deemed successful in a legal proceeding.
  2. Adjective: Reflecting the dominant or prevailing opinion, practice, or condition.


  • 1. Noun: The prevailing party in a civil lawsuit is often entitled to recover their legal fees from the losing party.
  • 2. Adjective: The prevailing party's argument proved influential and shaped public opinion on the matter.

Sample Sentences:

  1. The court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, making them the prevailing party in the case.
  2. After many legal battles, John finally emerged as the prevailing party in his contract dispute.
  3. The prevailing party will need to submit a proposal for the reimbursement of their attorney fees.
  4. Her tireless efforts and convincing evidence made her the prevailing party in the criminal trial.

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