distraint

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distraint

noun annexation, appropriation, capture, confiscation, dispossession, distress, execution, expropriation, forcible seizure, impoundage, impoundment, levy, obtainment, securement, seizure and appropriation, seizure to procure satisfaction of a debt, sequestration
Associated concepts: distraint for rent, process of distraint
See also: attachment, condemnation, disseisin, distress, expropriation, foreclosure, garnishment, sequestration, taking

distraint

the seizing of goods or other property of another to pay debts, such as that of a landlord against a tenant.