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impound

v. 1) to collect funds, in addition to installment payments, from a person who owes a debt secured by property, and place them in a special account to pay property taxes and insurance when due. This protects the lender or seller from the borrower's possible failure to keep up the insurance or a mounting tax bill which is a lien on the property. 2) to take away records, money or property, such as an automobile or building, by government action pending the outcome of a criminal prosecution. The records may be essential evidence, or the money or property may be forfeit to the state as in illegal drug cases. (See: forfeit, forfeiture)

impound

verb appropriate, attach, confiscate, deerive of, distrain, hold in legal custody, remove, retain in custody, seize, sequester, sequestrate, take, take into cussody, take into legal custody, take over, take possession of
Associated concepts: impounding a jury, impounding property
See also: annex, arrogate, attach, commit, condemn, confine, confiscate, constrain, contain, deprive, detain, distrain, enclose, garnish, immure, impress, imprison, jail, lock, restrain, seize, sequester
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Restrictions on the location of new surface impoundments and landfills so that they cannot be built in sensitive areas such as wetlands and earthquake zones;
This landmark consent order establishes a new, higher benchmark for companies to meet when designing future impoundments, which is an environmental win for Pennsylvania.
Thomas Jefferson set precedent for impoundment in 1803 when he suspended the purchase of 15 gunboats.
In the new impoundments, we'll have a lot of habitat that's ideal for attracting bass.
Preliminary detection of beaver sites on the aerial photographs was based on specific characters of beaver impoundment images (beaver dam and water table upstream the dam) in canals.
Two transects were established at the active impoundment, the downstream site, and at one of the abandoned impoundments.
Kayla had her own diagnosis: the coal processing plant and sludge impoundment operated by subsidiaries of Massey Energy that loom right above the school.
While those features have issues of their own, the object of this month's discussion is restricted to man-made impoundments.
Within six hours, 300 million gallons of thick sludge had flooded out of the Big Branch Refuse Impoundment, a hilltop facility owned by Martin County Coal, and into two tributaries of the Big Sandy River, which courses along the Kentucky-West Virginia border before emptying into the Ohio River.
Yet permitting continues, with new dam impoundments still being built.
killifish, also play an important role in mosquito control in open marsh water management and rotational impoundment management.
Non-toxic shot restrictions were removed to allow small game hunters to use lead shot for common snipe (Capella gallinago) in drawndown waterfowl impoundments in Butler Island, Altamaha Waterfowl Management Area, Georgia, after the 1992-93 and 1993-94 waterfowl hunting seasons closed.