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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
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The seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim
Nouns denoting acts or actions
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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