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Distraint   Listen

The seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim.  Synonym: distress.

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"Distraint" Quotes from Famous Books

... the first in all the pride of Mr Brownrigg's legality, had on this very day been visited by the churchwarden, accompanied by a broker from the neighbouring town of Addicehead, and at the very time when I was hearing of the fact was suffering distraint of his goods. The porcine head of the churchwarden was not on his shoulders by accident, ...
— Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood • George MacDonald

Words linked to "Distraint" :   seizure, distress

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