Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Every party who has an interest in conflict with the reversal of a judgment or whose rights might be adversely or injuriously affected by a reversal, irrespective of whether such party is a plaintiff, a defendant, or an intervenor. See 21 Ann. Cas. 1273.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An "adverse party" entitled to notice of appeal is every party whose interest in relation to the judgment or decree appealed from is in conflict with the modification or reversal sought by the appeal; every party interested in sus-, taining the judgment or decree. Harrigan v. Gilchrist, 121 Wis 127, 99 N. W. 909; Moody v. Miller, 24 Or. 179, 33 Pac. 402; Mohr v. Byrne, 132 Cal. 250, 64 Pac. 257; Fitzgerald v. Cross, 30 Ohio St. 444; In re Clarke, 74 Minn. 8, 76 N. W. 790; Herri-man v. Menzies, 115 Cal. 16, 44 Pac. 660, 35 L. R. A. 318, 56 Am. St Rep. 81.