Interpleader
Interpleader In`ter*plead"er, n. 1. One who interpleads. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) A proceeding devised to enable a person, of whom the same debt, duty, or thing is claimed adversely by two or more parties, to compel them to litigate the right or title between themselves, and thereby to relieve himself from the suits which they might otherwise bring against him. [1913 Webster]


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  • interpleader — in·ter·plead·er 1 /ˌin tər plē dər/ n [Anglo French enterpleder, from enterpleder, verb]: a proceeding by which a person compels parties making the same claim against him or her to litigate the matter between themselves see also bill in the… …   Law dictionary

  • interpleader — [in΄tər pled′ər] n. [< Anglo Fr entrepleder, to interplead: substantive use of inf.] a legal procedure by which two or more parties claiming the same money or property may be compelled to resolve the dispute among themselves in a single action …   English World dictionary

  • Interpleader — Civil procedure in the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Doctrines of civil procedure Jurisdiction Subject matter jurisdiction Diversity jurisdiction Personal jurisdiction Removal jurisdiction Venue Change of venue …   Wikipedia

  • interpleader — An equitable proceeding to determine the rights of rival claimants to property held by a third person having no interest therein. Balish v. Farnham, 92 Nev. 133, 546 P.2d 1297, 1299. When two or more persons claim the same thing (or fund) of a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • interpleader — An equitable proceeding to determine the rights of rival claimants to property held by a third person having no interest therein. Balish v. Farnham, 92 Nev. 133, 546 P.2d 1297, 1299. When two or more persons claim the same thing (or fund) of a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • interpleader — A remedy, equitable in origin, devised and exercised on behalf of one in possession of property as a disinterested stakeholder, or obligated for the payment of a debt or the performance of a legal duty, to prevent loss or embarrassment to him… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • interpleader — I. noun Etymology: Anglo French enterpleder, from enterpleder, verb Date: 1567 a proceeding to enable a person to compel parties making the same claim against him to litigate the matter between themselves II. noun Date: circa 1846 one that… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • interpleader — interpleader1 /in teuhr plee deuhr/, n. Law. a judicial proceeding by which, when two parties make the same claim against a third party, the rightful claimant is determined. [1510 20; var. of ENTERPLEDER < AF (inf. used as n.)] interpleader2 /in… …   Universalium

  • interpleader — noun a) One who makes an interplea. b) Motion for a third party to enter into a lawsuit in process because a matter is being adjudicated in which they have an interest …   Wiktionary

  • interpleader — n. (Law) one who interpleads; process in which two parties go to trial with each other to determine who has the right to bring a suit against a third party …   English contemporary dictionary

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