verb (used without object), in·ter·plead·ed, in·ter·plead·ing. Law.
to litigate with each other in order to determine which
of two parties is the rightful claimant against a third party.
to bring two or more claimants before a court to determine which of them is entitled to a claim that a third party recognizes.
Origin: 1325–75; inter- Related forms
; replacing late Middle English enterpleden
< Anglo-French enterpleder