impleader

noun

im·​plead·​er
im-ˈplē-dər
: the act or procedural device of impleading a third party
specifically : a petition or complaint brought in a lawsuit by a plaintiff or defendant against a third party who may be liable to that plaintiff or defendant

called also third-party practice

compare counterclaim, cross-claim, interpleader, intervention, joinder

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“Impleader.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/impleader. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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