American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Law To submit one's claim to the process of interpleader.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In law, to litigate with each other, in order to determine who is the rightful claimant. See interpleader.
- In law, to cause to litigate with each other.
- v. law To plead against each other, or go to trial between themselves, as the claimants in an interpleader.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Law) To plead against each other, or go to trial between themselves, as the claimants in an in an interpleader. See interpleader.
- inter- + plead (Wiktionary)
- Middle English enterpleden, from Anglo-Norman enterpleder : enter-, between (from Latin inter-; see inter-) + pleder, to plead (variant of Old French plaidier; see plead). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If Mr. Millspaugh and Col. Suttle were to interplead before me, each claiming the certificate, I cannot doubt that I should be obliged to grant it to the former.”
“A tenant, though threatened with suits at law on a title adverse to liis landlord's, cannot make them interplead.”
“Can the paper interplead the candidate as the real party in action; does a paper have a right of action against an advertiser who might have violated someone’s right to privacy?”
“Matthew Cradock [first Governor of the Company] comes in, having had time to interplead, etc., and on his default judgment was given, that he should be convicted of the usurpation charged in the information, and that the said liberties, privileges and franchises should be taken and seized into the King's hands; the said Matthew not to intermeddle with and be excluded the use thereof, and the said Matthew to be taken to answer to the King for the said usurpation.”
“* ° delivery of the goods, or as an original suit, whichever is appropriate, require all known claimants to interplead.”
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