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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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Attempting to move a sanctioned vehicle during the impound
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Until an amendment is made by the Centre to the Motor Vehicle Act, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will legally not be able to implement the NGT's order as existing laws do not allow department officials to impound vehicles that are over 10 years old and 15 years old, Rai said.
Her car has been impounded for one month and she has been given 12 black points on her license.
"Most of the drivers we have impounded the cars of are those without a licence or insurance.
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