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implead

verb add as a third party, bring in as a third party, commence proceedings against a third party, in ius vocare, institute an action against a third party, join as a third party, make one a third party, plead a cause against a third party, sue a third party
Associated concepts: counterclaim, third party defendant, third party plaintiff, third party practice

implead

to sue or prosecute or bring an action against.

TO IMPLEAD, practice. To sue or prosecute by due course of law. 9 Watts, 47.