- 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 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