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distraint

[ dih-streynt ]
/ dɪˈstreɪnt /
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noun Law.
the act of distraining; a distress.
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Origin of distraint

1720–30; distrain + -t, modeled on constraint, restraint
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British Dictionary definitions for distraint

distraint
/ (dɪˈstreɪnt) /

noun
law the act or process of distraining; distress
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