implead

verb im·plead \ im-ˈplēd \

Definition of implead

transitive verb
: to sue or prosecute at law

Origin and Etymology of implead

Middle English empleden, from Anglo-French empleder, from en- + pleder to plead


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implead

transitive verb im·plead \ im-ˈplēd \

legal Definition of implead

: to bring into a lawsuit; specifically : to bring (a third party who is or may be liable to the plaintiff or defendant) into a suit — compare interplead, intervene, join

Origin and Etymology of implead

Anglo-French empleder, from Old French emplaidier, from en- thoroughly + plaidier to plead


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