[ im-pleed ]
/ ɪmˈplid /
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verb (used with object), im·plead·ed, im·plead·ing.
to sue in a court of law.
to bring (a new party) into an action because they are or may be liable to the suing party for all or part of the claim against the party being sued.
to accuse; impeach.
Archaic. to plead (a suit).
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Origin of implead
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British Dictionary definitions for implead
/ (ɪmˈpliːd) /
verb (tr) law rare
- to sue or prosecute
- to bring an action against
Derived forms of impleadimpleadable, adjectiveimpleader, noun
Word Origin for implead
C13: from Anglo-French empleder; see im-, plead
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