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DISTRAINT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does distraint mean? 

DISTRAINT (noun)
  The noun DISTRAINT has 1 sense:

1. the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim

  Familiarity information: DISTRAINT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISTRAINT (noun)


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Meaning:

The seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

distraint; distress

Context example:

Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien

Hypernyms ("distraint" is a kind of...):

seizure (the taking possession of something by legal process)


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