adversary proceeding

A contested action or proceeding-, one having parties, as distinguished from a proceeding on ex parte application.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • naturalization proceeding — A proceeding for the naturalization of an alien, which, while a judicial proceeding, is not an adversary proceeding, being merely a proceeding provided by statute for the administration of the naturalization laws in the case of an application for …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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