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implead

[im-pleed] /ɪmˈplid/
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
late Middle English
1250-1300
1250-1300; late Middle English impleden, Middle English empleden < Anglo-French empleder. See im-1, plead
Related forms
impleadable, adjective
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Examples for implead
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for implead

implead

/ɪmˈpliːd/
verb (transitive) (law, rare)
1.
  1. to sue or prosecute
  2. to bring an action against
2.
to accuse
Derived Forms
impleadable, adjective
impleader, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Anglo-French empleder; see im-, plead
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