The term ex-parte means from one side only.


When one party, without serving notice to the opposite party and in absence of the opposite party, gets disposed of his application and obtains an injunction, this is called ex – parte injunction.
However, any ex-parte order passed by the court is sustainable in law provided that the opposite party has been served with the notice but he did not appear before the court on the date of hearing. Thus, all ex-parte orders/judgments are not invalid as commonly meant.