distraint

noun
dis·​traint | \ di-ˈstrānt How to pronounce distraint (audio) \

Definition of distraint

: the act or action of distraining

First Known Use of distraint

circa 1736, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for distraint

distrain + -t (as in constraint)

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The first known use of distraint was circa 1736

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distraint

noun
dis·​traint | \ di-ˈstrānt How to pronounce distraint (audio) \

Legal Definition of distraint

: the act or action of distraining

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