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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.]


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



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.


Past participle: impleaded
Gerund: impleading

I implead
you implead
he/she/it impleads
we implead
you implead
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I impleaded
you impleaded
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we impleaded
you impleaded
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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
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
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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References in classic literature ?
Now it is not residence which constitutes a man a citizen; for in this sojourners and slaves are upon an equality with him; nor will it be sufficient for this purpose, that you have the privilege of the laws, and may plead or be impleaded, for this all those of different nations, between whom there is a mutual agreement for that purpose, are allowed; although it very often happens, that sojourners have not a perfect right therein without the protection of a patron, to whom they are obliged to apply, which shows that their share in the community is incomplete.
Roseller Murillo, commander of the Joint Task Force ZamPeLan, said that Raw-an is associated with the Labang group, particularly Mariano Labang, who was slain in a police operation; Tatong Labang, who is at large for being the principal suspect in the killing of Barangay Lipawan Kagawad Edgar Paculaba; and Boboy Labang, who is also at large after being impleaded in cases of killings.
Aside from Cabal, also impleaded in the case were SPO1 Alexander Garcia, PO3 Angelo Avenido, PO3 Virgilio Otara, PO3 Lloyd Garcia, PO1 Frederick Enriquez, PO1 Emmanuel Pagalan, and PO3 Ally Bornillo.
The top court had on January 23 impleaded Hadiya as a party to the case being heard by it.
The petition against SP Rao who is on the run after being nominated in a case pertaining to killing a budding model, Naqeebullah Mehsud, in a staged encounter was filed by a civil right campaigner, Advocate Muzammil Mumtaz, who also impleaded the home secretary as one of the respondents.
The bench had observed, however, that Talpur had already been impleaded as a respondent, therefore, it had dismissed her application to become party in the case.
The OSG, under the new charter, shall represent the government and the People of the Philippines in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and lower courts in all criminal and civil proceedings, which the government has been impleaded as a party or any government official sued in the lawful performance of duty.
The Punjab chief minister, mines and minerals department secretary and the chief secretary have been impleaded as respondents in the petition.
Anitha, a resident of Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur district, was spearheading the fight against NEET exams and had impleaded herself as one of the respondents in a Supreme Court case challenging NEET.
The petition was filed by a citizen, Majeed Ahmad, wherein the provincial government, secretary health and Young Doctors Association have been impleaded.
He mentioned a number of writ petitions which were decided by the LHC, according to which, actual/ main contesting respondents including Punjab government, Agriculture Department, Industries, Commerce and Investment Department, the Food Department, the Environment Protection Agency as well as the Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department were impleaded through their competent authorities.