Implead meaning

ĭm-plēd'
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.
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To prosecute or sue in a law court.
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To bring into an action by impleader.
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(law) To sue in court, raise an action against a defendant.
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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