implead


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Related to implead: interplead

im·plead

 (ĭm-plēd′)
tr.v. im·plead·ed, im·plead·ing, im·pleads
To sue (a third party) in a lawsuit that has already been commenced as a defendant who may be liable for the claim that is the subject of the suit.

[Middle English empleden, from Anglo-Norman empleder, variant of Old French emplaider : en-, intensive pref. (from Latin in-; see in-2) + plaidier, to plead; see plead.]

implead

(ɪmˈpliːd)
vb (tr)
1. (Law)
a. to sue or prosecute
b. to bring an action against
2. (Law) to accuse
[C13: from Anglo-French empleder; see im-, plead]
imˈpleadable adj
imˈpleader n

im•plead

(ɪmˈplid)

v.t. -plead•ed -plead (-ˈplɛd)
or -pled, -plead•ing.
to sue in a court of law.
[1250–1300; Middle English empleden < Anglo-French empleder. See im-1, plead]
im•plead′a•ble, adj.
im•plead′er, n.

implead


Past participle: impleaded
Gerund: impleading

Imperative
implead
implead
Present
I implead
you implead
he/she/it impleads
we implead
you implead
they implead
Preterite
I impleaded
you impleaded
he/she/it impleaded
we impleaded
you impleaded
they impleaded
Present Continuous
I am impleading
you are impleading
he/she/it is impleading
we are impleading
you are impleading
they are impleading
Present Perfect
I have impleaded
you have impleaded
he/she/it has impleaded
we have impleaded
you have impleaded
they have impleaded
Past Continuous
I was impleading
you were impleading
he/she/it was impleading
we were impleading
you were impleading
they were impleading
Past Perfect
I had impleaded
you had impleaded
he/she/it had impleaded
we had impleaded
you had impleaded
they had impleaded
Future
I will implead
you will implead
he/she/it will implead
we will implead
you will implead
they will implead
Future Perfect
I will have impleaded
you will have impleaded
he/she/it will have impleaded
we will have impleaded
you will have impleaded
they will have impleaded
Future Continuous
I will be impleading
you will be impleading
he/she/it will be impleading
we will be impleading
you will be impleading
they will be impleading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impleading
you have been impleading
he/she/it has been impleading
we have been impleading
you have been impleading
they have been impleading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impleading
you will have been impleading
he/she/it will have been impleading
we will have been impleading
you will have been impleading
they will have been impleading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impleading
you had been impleading
he/she/it had been impleading
we had been impleading
you had been impleading
they had been impleading
Conditional
I would implead
you would implead
he/she/it would implead
we would implead
you would implead
they would implead
Past Conditional
I would have impleaded
you would have impleaded
he/she/it would have impleaded
we would have impleaded
you would have impleaded
they would have impleaded
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