implead

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verb im·plead \im-ˈplēd\

Definition of implead

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to sue or prosecute at law

Origin and Etymology of implead

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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implead

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transitive verb im·plead \im-ˈplēd\

Legal Definition of implead

  1. :  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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