• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Multiplepoinding (Scots law) a process by which a person who has funds claimed by more than one, in order not to have to pay more than once, brings them all into court that one of them may establish his right
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. multiplexmultus, many, plicāre, to fold.


In literature:

Multiplepoinding, a method of settling rival claims to the same fund.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
At the close of two years, a decree in absence, and a claim in a multiplepoinding, remained the sole trophies of my legal renown.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 355, May 1845" by Various
In Scots law "multiplepoinding" is the equivalent of "interpleader.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Interpleader is the equivalent of multiplepoinding in Scots law.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various