in·ter·plead | \ ˌin-tər-ˈplēd \
interpleaded or interpled also interplead; interpleading; interpleads

Definition of interplead 

intransitive verb

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

First Known Use of interplead

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for interplead

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

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

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in·ter·plead | \ ˌin-tər-ˈplēd \

Legal Definition of interplead 

transitive verb

: 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

intransitive verb

: 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 liabilityOfficial Code of Georgia Annotated

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