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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of implead.


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  • Were it not that the coming of Christ to judge the Earth draweth near, I should think that such Practices are an unhappy Omen that the Devil and Pagans will get these dark Territories into their Possession again: But that I may not be thought to have no reason for my calling the impleaded Experiment into Question, I have these things further to alledge against it.

    The Wonders of the Invisible World Being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches Lately Executed in New-England, to which is added A Farther Account of the Tryals of the New-England Witches

  • They impleaded their subcontractor who in turn impleaded its subcontractor so that by the time impleading and cross claiming was done, there were six defense counsels on the case.

    A Trillion Dollar Case : Law is Cool

  • 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.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • As Abel argued before the Supreme Court justices, The trial court questioned the power of the Legislature to abridge by statute, rights specifically and expressly granted to the City by the Louisiana Constitution as that Constitution 1974 and the 1954 City Charter had clearly given the city the right to sue and defend, plead and be impleaded, in all courts and places … in all matters and proceedings.


  • The judges have been viewing the impleaded lands, and the day after tomorrow they're to give judgment.

    Monk's Hood

  • This satisfaction is impleaded as inconsistent with free remission of sins, — how causelessly we have seen.

    A Brief Declaration and Vindication of The Doctrine of the Trinity

  • About this time a serious quarrel occurred, when 'Henry Fitz-Alan impleaded Matthew Fitz-John, with forty others, for throwing down a pillory in Dodbrooke.

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • Now it is not residence which constitutes a man a citizen; for in this sojourners and slaves are upon an equality with him; nor will it be sufficient for this purpose, that you have the privilege of the laws, and may plead or be impleaded, for this all those of different nations, between whom there is a mutual agreement for that purpose, are allowed; although it very often happens, that sojourners have not

    Politics: A Treatise on Government

  • It provided that no burgess should be impleaded without the walls, that no non-burgess should sell wine, cloth, wool, leather or corn in Bristol, that all should hold by burgage tenure, that corn need not be ground at the lord's mill, and that the burgesses should have all their reasonable gilds.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • For details of procedure we may glance at the very full accounts preserved in the records of the City of London, where there were in operation three sorts or forms of compurgation, by which persons appealed, impleaded, and accused might obtain acquittal.

    The Customs of Old England


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