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interplead

[ in-ter-pleed ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈplid /
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verb (used without object), in·ter·plead·ed, in·ter·plead·ing.Law.

to litigate with each other in order to determine which of two parties is the rightful claimant against a third party.
to bring two or more claimants before a court to determine which of them is entitled to a claim that a third party recognizes.

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Origin of interplead

1325–75; inter- + plead; replacing late Middle English enterpleden<Anglo-French enterpleder

OTHER WORDS FROM interplead

un·in·ter·plead·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interplead

interplead
/ (ˌɪntəˈpliːd) /

verb -pleads, -pleading, -pleaded, -plead (-ˈplɛd) or -pled

(intr) law to institute interpleader proceedings
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