distraint

noun

dis·​traint di-ˈstrānt How to pronounce distraint (audio)
: the act or action of distraining

Word History

Etymology

distrain + -t (as in constraint)

First Known Use

circa 1736, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of distraint was circa 1736

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“Distraint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distraint. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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distraint

noun
dis·​traint di-ˈstrānt How to pronounce distraint (audio)
: the act or action of distraining
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