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


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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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