Were party to - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be (a) party to (something)
To be involved in something, often something clandestine. I refuse to be a party to your schemes any longer!
be (a) ˈparty to something (formal) take part in a (secret) plan, agreement, etc., and therefore be partly responsible for it: ‘Were you a party to this, Anna?’ ‘No, Mrs Jones, I was away on holiday at the time.’ ♢ How many people were party to the plan?