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  • PART III COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES
  • TITLE II ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS THEREIN
  • CHAPTER 231 PLEADING AND PRACTICE
  • Section 6E 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.