interplead

verb in·ter·plead \ ˌin-tər-ˈplēd \

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

Origin and Etymology of interplead

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


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interplead

verb 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 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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