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noun Law.
  1. a judicial proceeding by which, when two parties make the same claim against a third party, the rightful claimant is determined.
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Origin of interpleader1

1510–20; variant of enterpleder < Anglo-French (infinitive used as noun)


noun Law.
  1. a party who interpleads.
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Origin of interpleader2

First recorded in 1840–50; interplead + -er1
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noun law
  1. 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
  2. a person who interpleads
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