interpleader

1 [in-ter-plee-der]
noun Law.
a judicial proceeding by which, when two parties make the same claim against a third party, the rightful claimant is determined.

Origin:
1510–20; variant of enterpleder < Anglo-French (infinitive used as noun)

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interpleader

2 [in-ter-plee-der]
noun Law.
a party who interpleads.

Origin:
1840–50; interplead + -er1

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interpleader (ˌɪntəˈpliːdə)
 
n
1.  a process by which a person holding money or property claimed by two or more parties and having no interest in it himself can require the claimants to litigate with each other to determine the issue
2.  a person who interpleads

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Example sentences
It responded by filing this interpleader action against the competing claimants.
One of the purposes of an interpleader action is to discharge the escrow holder from further liability.
Interpleader by order of court upon affidavit of defendant.
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