American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To sue in court in response to an earlier pleading.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sue or prosecute by judicial proceedings: as, the corporation shall have power to plead and be impleaded.
- To impeach; accuse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Law) To institute and prosecute a suit against, in court; to sue or prosecute at law; hence, to accuse; to impeach.
- v. To sue at law.
- Middle 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“NTPC not to implead in RIL-RNRL case: Power Secretary A day after the Government moved an application in the Supreme Court with the twin aims of protecting its own and NTPC's interests in the Ambani gas row, the Power Ministry today said the state-run firm will not file a separate plea.”
“Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.”
“So that they shall not be bound to come before the Iustices aforesaid, except any of the same Barons doe implead any man, or if any man be impleaded.”
“Wherefore if Deme'tri-us, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.”
“Livingston, in the throng, and exclaimed: "Robert Livingston, for this I will implead thee at the bar of God!”
“Your tyrannous masters often implead, arrest, and cast you into prison, so that they may the more terrify and torture you in your minds, and wind your necks more surely under their arms ....”
“The second of the original powers of corporations which is still maintained, is to sue or to be sued, implead, or to be impleaded, grant or receive, by its corporate name and to do all other acts as natural persons may.”
“Council, and perhaps to implead me on the one part, and a presiding elder and conference on the other.”
“We have some time to consider upon it between this and the Yearly Conference, when it will probably be brought before the Yearly Conference; at least, we may suppose, the Presiding Elder and Elder will implead each other at the Conference.”
“College for the purposes aforesaid to have perpetual succession and to have a common seal, and by the said name to sue and be sued, to implead and be impleaded, and to answer and be answered unto in every court and place belonging to us, our heirs and successors.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘implead’.
Thanks to everyone who added to this list. (I moved it to a new URL, so all the words added on the first day are credited to me—sorry about that.)
(Here’s the original list with a slo...
Words with definitions that have a "hence" in them.
Another of my random palavery lists for words or phrases that haven't yet found a place in one or more of my other lists.
Looking for tweets for implead.