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interplead

[in-ter-pleed] /ˌɪn tərˈplid/
verb (used without object), interpleaded, interpleading. Law.
1.
to litigate with each other in order to determine which of two parties is the rightful claimant against a third party.
2.
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
late Middle English
1325-1375
1325-75; inter- + plead; replacing late Middle English enterpleden < Anglo-French enterpleder
Related forms
uninterpleaded, adjective
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interplead

/ˌɪntəˈpliːd/
verb -pleads, -pleading, -pleaded, -plead (-ˈplɛd), -pled
1.
(intransitive) (law) to institute interpleader proceedings
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