in·ter·plead /ˌin-tər-'plēd/ vb [Anglo-French enterpleder, from enter- between, among + pleder to plead, from Old French plaidier]
vt: to bring (adverse claimants) into court by interpleader
the defendants can interplead injured stock purchasers if they fear the latter may have a superior the agents' illicit profits — R. C. Clark compare implead, intervene
vi: to go to trial with each other in order to settle adverse claims to property held by or an obligation owed by a third party (as an insurance company)
may be joined as defendants and required to interplead when their claims are such that the plaintiff is or may be exposed to double or multiple liabilityOfficial Code of Georgia Annotated

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • interplead — intransitive verb Etymology: Anglo French enterpleder, from enter inter + pleder, plaider to plead more at plead Date: 1567 to go to trial with each other in order to determine a right on which the action of a third party depends …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • interplead — in•ter•plead [[t]ˌɪn tərˈplid[/t]] v. i. plead•ed, plead•ing law (in litigation between two parties) to determine judicially which party has the more valid claim against a third party • Etymology: 1325–75; late ME enterpleden < AF enterpleder; …   From formal English to slang

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