nominal party


nominal party
One suing or defending for the use and benefit of another. A person who is the plaintiff in an action, but who is not the real party in interest. One joined as a party to comply with a technical rule of practice, not because he has an interest in the subject matter of the action.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • nominal party — see party 1b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. nominal party n …   Law dictionary

  • Nominal party — In a civil lawsuit, a nominal party is one named as a party on the record of an action, but having no interest in the action. References  This article incorporates text from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, a publication from 1906 now… …   Wikipedia

  • party — par·ty n pl parties 1 a: one (as a person, group, or entity) constituting alone or with others one of the sides of a proceeding, transaction, or agreement the parties to a contract a person who signed the instrument as a party to the instrument… …   Law dictionary

  • nominal — Titular; existing in name only; not real or substantial; connected with the transaction or proceeding in name only, not in interest. Park Amusement Co. v. McCaughn, D.C.Pa., 14 F.2d 553, 556. Not real or actual; merely named, stated, or given,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • nominal — Titular; existing in name only; not real or substantial; connected with the transaction or proceeding in name only, not in interest. Park Amusement Co. v. McCaughn, D.C.Pa., 14 F.2d 553, 556. Not real or actual; merely named, stated, or given,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • party in interest — A party to an action who has an actual interest in the controversy, as distinguished from a nominal party. See interested person …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nominal plaintiff — See nominal party …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nominal damages — see damage 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. nominal damages n …   Law dictionary

  • party — A person concerned or having or taking part in any affair, matter, transaction, or proceeding, considered individually. A party to an action is a person whose name is designated on record as plaintiff or defendant. M & A Elec. Power Co op, v.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • nominal — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English nominalle, from Medieval Latin nominalis, from Latin, of a name, from nomin , nomen name more at name Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or being a noun or a word or expression taking a noun construction …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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