impound

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verb im·pound \im-ˈpau̇nd\

Definition of impound

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to shut up in or as if in a pound :  confineb :  to seize and hold in the custody of the lawc :  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

Examples of impound in a sentence

  1. The police impounded her car because it was illegally parked.

  2. impound evidence for a trial

15th Century

First Known Use of impound

15th century


IMPOUND Defined for English Language Learners

impound

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verb im·pound \im-ˈpau̇nd\

Definition of impound for English Language Learners

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


IMPOUND Defined for Kids

impound

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verb im·pound \im-ˈpau̇nd\

Definition of impound for Students

impounded

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impounding

  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

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