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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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The transport minister said only police, as per existing laws, has powers to impound such vehicles.
The impound fee for motorists charged with driving with a suspended license or not having a valid license would remain $250, Wermes said.
Motorists will also have the option to leave the vehicle in the impound yard.
A city also must notify the owner within a day of the impoundment and can't levy impound fees if the cart is picked up within three days.
If the Sharjah Municipality impounds your car, it will deliver it back to your doorstep after you pay the fine for the violation.
The contract involves the capture, transport, reception and custody impound stray animals on the territory of the town of Vendome.
Some of the private impound lots were found to be unpaved and lacked adequate security, such as high fences and lighting to prevent theft, according to yesterday's Al-Madinah newspaper.
Then they have the $97 impound fee and a $93 release fee,'' said Wolf's driver Bobby Huggins as he paused to complete paperwork.
Bid: Term contract for impound vehicle towing services
Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Acting Director of the General Department of Traffic of the Dubai Police said according to the UAE Federal Law, the traffic department has the right to impound the car if the accumulated traffic violations exceeded Dh5,000 and the owner failed to pay even after being notified.
So if police stop a joyriding teenager or an illegal immigrant who is borrowing a friend's car, they cannot impound the vehicle if the owner shows up with a valid license, as they can under current law.
The frequency of reckless driving and ensuing fatalities was so high at one point, that by August 2015, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued a decree granting Dubai Police the authority to impound vehicles of street racers instantly.