In behalf of, on the application of, one party by or for one party. An ex parte judicial proceeding is one brought for the benefit of one party only, without notice to or challenge by an adverse party. It refers to an application made by one party to a proceeding in the absence of the other. Thus, an ex parte injunction is one having been granted without the adverse party having had notice of its application. An uncontested application where notice was given is not ex parte.