distraint

[ dih-streynt ]
/ dɪˈstreɪnt /
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noun Law.

the act of distraining; a distress.

Nearby words

  1. distractively,
  2. distractor,
  3. distrail,
  4. distrain,
  5. distrainee,
  6. distrait,
  7. distraite,
  8. distraught,
  9. distress,
  10. distress call

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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