COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES
ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS THEREIN
PLEADING AND PRACTICE
Definitions applicable to sections 6E to 6G
Section 6E. As used in sections 6E to 6G inclusive, the following words shall have the following meanings:—
“Court”, the supreme judicial court, the appeals court, the superior court, the land court, any probate court and any housing court, and any judge or justice thereof;
“Civil action”, any civil proceeding in any court except those conducted pursuant to chapters one hundred and nineteen, one hundred and twenty-three, chapter one hundred and twenty-three A or chapter two hundred and ten;
“Party”, any person, including any officer or agency of the commonwealth or subdivision thereof, or any authority established by the general court to serve a public purpose.