distringas

noun

di·​strin·​gas
də̇ˈstriŋgəs,
-ˌgas
plural -es
: a writ commanding the sheriff to distrain a person by that person's goods or chattels

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, that you distrain 2d person singular present subjunctive of distringere

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“Distringas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distringas. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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