verb[with object] Law
Prosecute or take proceedings against.
- The first was that the King could not be impleaded in his own courts.
- The judge said that this phraseology strongly suggested to him that the relevant charterer had to be exposed to one or more of the prescribed claims ‘in a setting analogous to that which would usually implead an owner’.
- If a foreign burgess impleads a resident burgess of debt, regardless of the amount of the debt, then either is to be at his law.
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