poind

verb (tr) Scots law
  1. to take (property of a debtor) in execution or by way of distress; distrain
  2. to impound (stray cattle, etc)

Word Origin for poind

C15: from Scots, variant of Old English pyndan to impound
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Examples from the Web for poind

Historical Examples of poind

  • "Drive the poind" is to drive away the cattle thus seized.Point; to fill up crevices in a wall with lime and little stones.