transitive verb Etymology: Middle English empleden, from Anglo-French empleder, from en- + pleder to plead Date: 14th century to sue or prosecute at law

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  • implead — im·plead /im plēd/ vt [Anglo French empleder, from Old French emplaidier, from en thoroughly + plaidier to plead]: to bring into a lawsuit; specif: to bring (a third party who is or may be liable to the plaintiff or defendant) into a suit compare …   Law dictionary

  • Implead — Im*plead , v. i. To sue at law. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Implead — Im*plead , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impleaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impleading}.] [Cf. {Emplead}.] (Law) To institute and prosecute a suit against, in court; to sue or prosecute at law; hence, to accuse; to impeach. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • implead — [im plēd′] vt., vi. [ME enpleden < Anglo Fr enpleder < OFr emplaidier: see IN 1 & PLEAD] 1. to prosecute or sue in a law court 2. to bring into an action by impleader …   English World dictionary

  • implead — impleadable, adj. /im pleed /, v.t., impleaded, impleading. 1. to sue in a court of law. 2. to bring (a new party) into an action because he or she is or may be liable to the impleading party for all or part of the claim against that party. 3. to …   Universalium

  • implead — verb To sue in court, to raise an action against a defendant …   Wiktionary

  • implead — v. sue, bring a lawsuit against (Law); impeach, accuse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • implead — im·plead …   English syllables

  • implead — im•plead [[t]ɪmˈplid[/t]] v. t. plead•ed plead [[t] ˈplɛd[/t]] or pled, plead•ing. law to sue in a court of law • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME empleden < AF empleder. See im I, plead im•plead′a•ble, adj. im•plead′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • implead — /ɪmˈplid/ (say im pleed) verb (t) Law Rare to prosecute or take proceedings against (a person) in a court of justice. {Middle English emplede(n), from Anglo French empleder, variant of Old French emplaidier, from em im 1 + plaidier plead} …   Australian English dictionary

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