impleader
im·plead·er /im-'plē-dər/ n: the act or procedural device of impleading a third party; specif: a petition or complaint brought in a lawsuit by a plaintiff or defendant against a third party who may be liable to that plaintiff or defendant – called also third-party practice; compare counterclaim, cross-claim, interpleader, intervention, joinder

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

impleader
A procedure in which one party brings a third party into a lawsuit. Usually a defendant initiates the proceeding to show that the third party is liable to the plaintiff. Compare: interpleader
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


impleader
n. A procedure under which one of the parties brings in a third party, typically in an attempt to hold the third party liable on a claim or counterclaim made against the party who is bringing in the third party.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


impleader
A procedural device used in a civil action whereby a defendant brings into the lawsuit a third party who is not already a party to the action but may ultimately be liable for the plaintiff's claim against the defendant.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


impleader
A procedural device used in a civil action whereby a defendant brings into the lawsuit a third party who is not already a party to the action but may ultimately be liable for the plaintiff's claim against the defendant.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

impleader
n.
   a procedural device before trial in which a party brings a third party into the lawsuit because that third party is the one who owes money to an original defendant, which money will be available to pay the original plaintiff. The theory is that two cases may be decided together and justice may be done more efficiently than having two suits in a series.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Impleader — Im*plead er, n. (Law) One who prosecutes or sues another. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impleader — is a procedural device before trial in which one party joins a third party into a lawsuit because that third party is liable to an original defendant: for example, in a case where a driver rear ended another car due to faulty brakes, and is sued… …   Wikipedia

  • impleader — [im pleadər] n. a legal procedure by which a defendant brings into an action a new party who may be liable for all or part of the plaintiff s claim against the defendant …   English World dictionary

  • impleader — /im plee deuhr/, n. Law. a procedural method by which an original party to an action may bring in and make a claim against a third party in connection with the claim made against the original party. Also called third party procedure. [1570 80;… …   Universalium

  • impleader — noun A procedural device before trial in which a party joins a third party into a lawsuit because that third party is liable to an original defendant …   Wiktionary

  • impleader — n. plaintiff; accuser …   English contemporary dictionary

  • impleader — im·plead·er …   English syllables

  • impleader — Procedure by which party is impleaded. See implead third party practice vouching in Compare interpleador joinder …   Black's law dictionary

  • impleader — Procedure by which party is impleaded. See implead third party practice vouching in Compare interpleador joinder …   Black's law dictionary

  • impleader — Broadly, the joining of a person as a party to an action. As known under modern code or rules practice, the bringing into an action as a party of a person liable over to or liable with the defendant. 39 Am J1st Parties § 90. The bringing into an… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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