Distrain

• (v. t.) To subject to distress; to coerce; as, to distrain a person by his goods and chattels. • (v. t.) To seize, as a pledge or indemnification; to take possession of as security for nonpayment of rent, the reparation of an injury done, etc.; to take by distress; as, to distrain goods for rent, or of an amercement. • (v. t.) To p...
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distrain

verb confiscate by distress
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Distrain

Dis·train' intransitive verb To levy a distress. « Upon whom I can distrain for debt.» Camden.
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Distrain

Dis·train' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Distrained ; present participle & verbal noun Distraining .] [ Middle English destreinen to force, Old French destreindre to press, oppress, force, from Latin dis...
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distrain

distrain 1. To seize someone's movable property either in lieu of payment of a debt or in order to force the person to pay. 2. To seize and hold (property) to compel payment or reparation, as of debts.
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distrain

[v] - levy a distress on 2. [v] - confiscate by distress 3. [v] - legally take something in place of a debt payment
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