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interplead

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verb in·ter·plead \ˌin-tər-ˈplēd\

Definition of interplead

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go to trial with each other in order to determine a right on which the action of a third party depends



Origin and Etymology of interplead

Anglo-French enterpleder, from enter- inter- + pleder, plaider to plead — more at plead


First Known Use: 1567


Law Dictionary

interplead

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verb in·ter·plead \ˌin-tər-ˈplēd\

Legal Definition of interplead

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to bring (adverse claimants) into court by interpleader <the defendants can interplead injured stock purchasers if they fear the latter may have a superior claim…to the agents' illicit profits — R. C. Clark> — compare implead, intervene
  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to go to trial with each other in order to settle adverse claims to property held by or an obligation owed by a third party (as an insurance company) <may be joined as defendants and required to interplead when their claims are such that the plaintiff is or may be exposed to double or multiple liability — Official Code of Georgia Annotated>



Origin and Etymology of interplead

Anglo-French enterpleder, from enter- between, among + pleder to plead, from Old French plaidier


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