interpleader

noun (1)
in·​ter·​plead·​er | \ ˌin-tər-ˈplē-dər How to pronounce interpleader (audio) \

Definition of interpleader

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

interpleader

noun (2)

Definition of interpleader (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that interpleads

First Known Use of interpleader

Noun (1)

1567, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for interpleader

Noun (1)

Anglo-French enterpleder, from enterpleder, verb

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“Interpleader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interpleader. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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interpleader

noun
in·​ter·​plead·​er | \ ˌin-tər-ˈplē-dər How to pronounce interpleader (audio) \

Legal Definition of interpleader

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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 sense 3a — compare counterclaim, cross-claim, impleader, intervention, joinder

Note: 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.

interpleader

noun

Legal Definition of interpleader (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person who is a party to an interpleader action

History and Etymology for interpleader

Noun

Anglo-French enterpleder, from enterpleder, verb

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