- to sue in a court of law.
- 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.
- to accuse; impeach.
- Archaic. to plead (a suit).
Origin of implead
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- to sue or prosecute
- to bring an action against
- to accuse
Word Origin for implead
C13: from Anglo-French empleder; see im-, plead
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