Implead Definition

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.
American Heritage
To prosecute or sue in a law court.
Webster's New World
To bring into an action by impleader.
Webster's New World

Origin of Implead

  • Middle English empleden from Anglo-Norman empleder variant of Old French emplaider en- intensive pref. (from Latin in- in–2) plaidier to plead plead

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • in- +‎ plead

    From Wiktionary

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