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 interpleads

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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