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party

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A person or entity who acts as petitioner, plaintiff, or defendant in a legal action.
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He said a partier also had the highest risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections other than HIV in every sexual encounter, especially if he did not know the health status of his partner.
Karl Reiner Agbulos, a researcher from De La Salle University whose masteral thesis was "Chemsex: The Episodic Influence of Drug Use on Sexual Behavior among MSM (men who have sex with men) in Metro Manila" said according to international studies, the term "parteE' and play" was first used in Europe because the partiers started with Ecstasy (E) as their major drug of choice before they tried other stimulants.
Some younger females of this species are sometimes mistaken for the Booth Babe, while older male-ish types can be confused with the Perv or the Partier.
Given to trite answers, they came up with a few non-explanations: pulling their dog-eared copies of Richard Hofstadter's The Paranoid Style in American Politics off the shelves, they declared the Tea Partiers to be a symptom of "status resentment," which according to Professor Hofstadter's ad hominem argument always gives rise to "extremism.
IN A WIDELY READ essay about the tea party movement published earlier this year in the New York Review of Books, historian Mark Lilla provided a now-familiar explanation about what motivates the tea partiers.
Interestingly, Hemsworth jokingly responded that Cyrus is the best partier among the three.
The Tenth has also caught on with Tea Partiers and others seeking a one-size-fits-all way to snub federal authority.
Carrying a sign saying "Give Me Liberty," Paxton tea partier Margaret Pennace said.
Prosecutors, who rested their case last week, have presented ample evidence that Casey Anthony lied repeatedly, and that she is a habitual partier, but whether they have proved beyond a reasonable doubt that she murdered her 2-year-old daughter Caylee remains an open question, (http://www.
25TH HOUR: Spike Lee's latest concerns a Manhattan partier (Ed Norton) who tries to make peace with his family and friends on the day before going to prison for seven years.
Lawsuits by an arsonist seeking insurance coverage for destruction he caused, by a drunken partier who sued police for NOT placing her under custody, and by an inmate who blamed prison food for his flatulence problem are among the looniest lawsuits of 1999, according to a legal watchdog group.
Fran (Khandi Alexander), his ex-wife, is an inveterate partier struggling to go clean; DeAndre (Sean Nelson), their son, is conflicted between the easy money of dealing to losers like his parents and living an upright life to support his unborn son.