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impound

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verb im·pound \im-ˈpau̇nd\

Simple Definition of impound

  • : to use legal powers to get and hold (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of impound

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to shut up in or as if in a pound :  confine b :  to seize and hold in the custody of the law c :  to take possession of <she was dismissed and her manuscript impounded — Jonathan Weiner>

  3. 2 :  to collect and confine (water) in or as if in a reservoir


IMPOUND Defined for Kids

impound

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verb im·pound \im-ˈpau̇nd\

Definition of impound for Students

impoundedimpounding

  1. :  to shut up in or as if in an enclosed place <impound cattle>




Law Dictionary

impound

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transitive verb im·pound \im-ˈpau̇nd\

Legal Definition of impound

  1. :  to take control of in the custody of the law or by legal authority <impound a vehicle> <the police impounded the dwelling until the search warrant was obtained>

impoundment noun



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