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What is the meaning of Audi Alteram Partem in legal terms? Hear the other side. Give opportunity to all the persons involved in a case to present their version with evidence.


Meaning of Audi Alteram Partem?

Audi Alteram Parterm a phrase of Latin which also means audiatur et altera pars. Its meaning is "Hear the other side" or the other side also heard as well. This is a strong principle  that no person shall be judged without a fair hearing. This principle is meant to give each party to give opportunity to respond to the evidence against them.



What is the importance of Audi Alteram Partem?

Audi Alteram Partem is a very important term which helps to get natural justice to every accused. This helps to hear the other party and to prove their argument with evidence. Execution of natural justice depends on the option exercised to hear both the sides before deciding a case. By adopting this principle, no party will be judged without a fair hearing in which all parties have given opportunities to prove their side with available evidences.

The Latin maxim audi alteram partem has evolved from three simple Latin words to mean tha no person shall be condemned, punished or have any property or legal right compromised by a court without hearing that person. This term is one of the most cherished and sacrosanct principles of law.


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