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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.
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Distraint of knighthood required anyone holding land worth 20 [pounds sterling] to become a knight.
Those at the bottom had the least security and faced the greatest risk of rackrenting, distraint, and eviction.
76) Obviously, Nicholas had attempted some sort of distraint -- the seizure of goods to force attendance or performance -- or, perhaps, enforcement of a judgement in his favour, and at the best time of the year, harvest-time, in which to do so; Robert who had also attempted an illegal distraint on one of his debtors on or about the feast of St Lawrence in a previous year knew, no doubt, what to expect.
Gabriel Shadd and Christopher Smith specialised in forcible distraint.
But the remedy was rife with potential for abuse, and it was abused with enough regularity that over time, distraint came to be regarded as a kind of legalized mayhem and was outlawed.
The negative consequence is that if the taxpayer does not agree to the installment agreement on the terms determined by this process, immediate distraint will be considered by the IRS.
200) Similarly, Montana's Dangerous Drug Tax also provides that the DOR may collect the tax by distraint.
71) Was this a legal way of evading distraint upon one's goods for one's own or someone else's debts?
In the amount of money the sponsor does not include cash accounts on which there distraint.
Aside from the tax lien, the BIR also issued a warrant of distraint and levy and garnishment order against the senator's assets to cover his tax liability.
This means that confiscation of properties is envisaged for the charges against Tsvetan Vasilev and prosecutors have the right to either distraint or injunction.
557 (1922) (stating that penalties and taxes for alleged violations of the National Prohibition Act cannot be enforced by distraint of property without notice and an opportunity to be heard and that the AIA does not preclude injunctive relief).