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interpleader

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noun in·ter·plead·er \-ˈplē-dər\

Definition of interpleader

  1. :  a proceeding to enable a person to compel parties making the same claim against him to litigate the matter between themselves

Origin and Etymology of interpleader

Anglo-French enterpleder, from enterpleder, verb


First Known Use: 1567


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interpleader

noun in·ter·plead·er

Definition of interpleader

  1. :  one that interpleads

Circa 1846

First Known Use of interpleader

circa 1846


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interpleader

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noun in·ter·plead·er \ˌin-tər-ˈplē-dər\

Legal Definition of interpleader

  1. :  a proceeding by which a person compels parties making the same claim against him or her to litigate the matter between themselves — see also bill in the nature of interpleader and bill of interpleader at bill 3a — compare counterclaim, cross-claim, impleader, intervention, joinder

Additional Notes on interpleader

When an interpleader is initiated, the person holding the property or owing the obligation that is the subject of the adverse claims usually must deposit the property or post a bond with the court.

Origin and Etymology of interpleader

Anglo-French enterpleder, from enterpleder, verb


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interpleader

noun in·ter·plead·er

Legal Definition of interpleader

  1. :  a person who is a party to an interpleader action


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