party [parties] n

ME < Fr. < L. partīre, to part.

  1. Witness; bystander; observer; onlooker; spectator.
  2. Participant; concerned person; one involved.
  3. Creature; being; individual.
  4. Actor; character.
  5. Company of friends; group of guests; host of angels.
  6. Litigant; opposing side in a dispute; participant in a lawsuit.
  7. Holiday; gathering; festival.