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verb (used without object), in·ter·plead·ed, in·ter·plead·ing. Law.
  1. to litigate with each other in order to determine which of two parties is the rightful claimant against a third party.
  2. 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
Related formsun·in·ter·plead·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interpleading


verb -pleads, -pleading, -pleaded, -plead (-ˈplɛd) or -pled
  1. (intr) law to institute interpleader proceedings
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