implead

[im-pleed]
verb (used with object), impleaded, impleading.
1.
to sue in a court of law.
2.
to bring (a new party) into an action because he or she is or may be liable to the impleading party for all or part of the claim against that party.
3.
to accuse; impeach.
4.
Archaic. to plead (a suit).

Origin:
1250–1300; late Middle English impleden, Middle English empleden < Anglo-French empleder. See im-1, plead

impleadable, adjective
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implead (ɪmˈpliːd)
 
vb
1.  a.  to sue or prosecute
 b.  to bring an action against
2.  to accuse
 
[C13: from Anglo-French empleder; see im-, plead]
 
im'pleadable
 
adj
 
im'pleader
 
n

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Third, the attempt to implead the in rem action was tardy and therefore ineffective.
The contractor then moved to implead the state and served its third party complaint against the state.
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