Third-person singular simple present indicative form of party. (verb)
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Use "parties" in a sentence
"* Thus, in "The state was made, under the pretence of serving it, in reality the prize of their contention to each of these opposite parties," it is unpleasantly doubtful whether the writer means (1) _state_ or (2) _parties_ to be emphatic."
"It is to be hoped that all parties, _as parties_, will unite in banning the views herein expressed, and then one may take heart of grace and dare to hope that there is something in them."
"That the South will permit slavery to be abolished in all the States by violence or starvation; or that the North will permit slavery to be established in all the States by judicial decision or otherwise, no man in his senses believes -- hence looking to the legitimate results _of their doctrines_, both the Breckinridge and Lincoln parties _are essentially disunion parties_."