AskDefine | Define distrain

Dictionary Definition

distrain

Verb

1 levy a distress on
2 confiscate by distress
3 legally take something in place of a debt payment

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To seize somebody's property in place of, or to force, payment of a debt.

Translations

To seize somebody's property in place of payment of a debt
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