distraint

noun dis·traint \ di-ˈstrānt \

Definition of distraint

:the act or action of distraining

Origin and Etymology of distraint

distrain + -t (as in constraint)


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distraint

noun dis·traint \ di-ˈstrānt \

legal Definition of distraint

:the act or action of distraining

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