- to prosecute or sue in a law court
- to bring into an action by impleader
Origin of impleadMiddle English enpleden ; from Anglo-French enpleder ; from Old French emplaidier: see in- and amp; plead
transitive verbim·plead·ed, im·plead·ing, im·pleads
To sue (a third party) in a lawsuit that has already been commenced as a defendant who may be liable for the claim that is the subject of the suit.
Origin of impleadMiddle English empleden, from Anglo-Norman empleder, variant of Old French emplaider : en-, intensive pref. (from Latin in-; see in–2) + plaidier, to plead; see plead.
(third-person singular simple present impleads, present participle impleading, simple past and past participle impleaded)
in- + plead