Implead

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Implead (Law) To institute and prosecute a suit against, in court; to sue or prosecute at law; hence, to accuse; to impeach.
    • v. i Implead To sue at law.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • implead To sue or prosecute by judicial proceedings: as, the corporation shall have power to plead and be impleaded.
    • implead To impeach; accuse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Implead im-plēd′ to prosecute a suit at law
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Emplead

Usage

In literature:

Shalt stand impleaded at the high tribunal Of hoodwink'd Justice, who shall tell thy audit!
"The Headsman" by James Fenimore Cooper
It has rightly been maintained, that he could implead his master in consequence of an agreement with him.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
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