paid into court

Definition of "paid into court"
  1. Money deposited with the court clerk by a party who acknowledges they owe, but is uncertain to whom it should be paid due to a legal dispute between two other parties. The depositor seeks to discharge their debt and avoid being dragged into the lawsuit between the disputing parties
How to use "paid into court" in a sentence
  1. Since the company knew it owed money but was uncertain to whom because of a dispute, it paid into court.
  2. To avoid further involvement in the partnership dispute, the customer preferred to have the amount he owed paid into court.
  3. Since the debtor wanted to settle the debt but the rightful creditor was unclear due to a legal fight, he had the funds paid into court.

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