verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of distrain
Examples from the Web for distrain
Her creditors had lost all patience, and were threatening to distrain on her property, and even to put her in prison.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8)|Guy de Maupassant
Distringas, dis-tring′gas, n. an old writ directing a sheriff or other officer to distrain.
At the present time, the right to distrain for rent is not recognized by many states.
I'm up to her; she'll be coming here to-morrow, with that devil Thumbscrew, to distrain, I'll be sworn.Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.|Samuel Warren
It was not long before the lawyer came to distrain for tithe.The Cornish Coast (South)|Charles G. Harper