interpleader


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in·ter·plead·er

 (ĭn′tər-plē′dər)
n. Law
A lawsuit brought on behalf of a third party to determine which of two parties is entitled to property held by the third party.

[Anglo-Norman enterpleder, to interplead, interpleader; see interplead.]

interpleader

(ˌɪntəˈpliːdə)
n
1. (Law) a process by which a person holding money or property claimed by two or more parties and having no interest in it himself can require the claimants to litigate with each other to determine the issue
2. (Law) a person who interpleads

in•ter•plead•er1

(ˌɪn tərˈpli dər)

n.
a legal proceeding to determine which of two parties has the more valid claim against a third party.
[1510–20; variant of enterpleder < Anglo-French (infinitive used as n.); see -er3]

in•ter•plead•er2

(ˌɪn tərˈpli dər)

n.
a party who interpleads.
[1840–50]
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From Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 14's third-party practice, to Rule 19 and 20's joinder of parties and Rule 18's joinder of claims, to Rule 22's interpleader and Rule 24's intervention, to Rule 23's class and mass action procedures, legal remedies for multiple parties (338) and multiple claims (339) are now commonplace.
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