- law (formerly) a writ directing a sheriff to distrain
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Distringas, dis-tring′gas, n. an old writ directing a sheriff or other officer to distrain.
After several months' delay, during which the bank officials ignored a summons to appear in court, a distringas was secured.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4
Albert J. Beveridge
A corporation, however, is proceeded against by distringas and not by attachment.
Perhaps the best plan would be to put on a distringas with the deceased's grocer.