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interpleader

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

Definition of interpleader

: 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


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interpleader

noun

Definition of interpleader

: one that interpleads

First Known Use of interpleader

circa 1846

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interpleader

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

legal Definition of interpleader

: 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
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.

Origin and Etymology of interpleader

Anglo-French enterpleder, from enterpleder, verb


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interpleader

noun

legal Definition of interpleader

: a person who is a party to an interpleader action

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