- a judicial proceeding by which, when two parties make the same claim against a third party, the rightful claimant is determined.
Origin of interpleader1
1510–20; variant of enterpleder < Anglo-French (infinitive used as noun)
- a party who interpleads.
Origin of interpleader2
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Examples from the Web for interpleader
Interpleader is the equivalent of multiplepoinding in Scots law.
In Scots law “multiplepoinding” is the equivalent of “interpleader.”
On this Petit-Claud applied for an interpleader summons, and served notice on Metivier for that day fortnight.Eve and David
Honore de Balzac
An action in Scottish law, somewhat similar to the English bill of interpleader in Chancery.
Competing claims as to the ownership of the goods seized are brought before the courts by the procedure of “interpleader.”
- 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
- a person who interpleads
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