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verb (transitive) (Scots law)
to take (property of a debtor) in execution or by way of distress; distrain
to impound (stray cattle, etc)
Word Origin
C15: from Scots, variant of Old English pyndan to impound
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  • "Drive the poind" is to drive away the cattle thus seized.Point; to fill up crevices in a wall with lime and little stones.

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