distraint


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dis·traint

 (dĭ-strānt′)
n. Law
The act or process of distraining; distress.

[From distrain (on the model of such pairs as constrain, constraint).]

distraint

(dɪˈstreɪnt)
n
(Law) law the act or process of distraining; distress

dis•traint

(dɪˈstreɪnt)

n.
the act of distraining.
[1720–30; distrain + -t, modeled on constraint, restraint]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distraint - the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "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"
seizure - the taking possession of something by legal process
Translations

distraint

[dɪsˈtreɪnt] N (Jur) → secuestro m, embargo m

distraint

n (Jur) → Beschlagnahmung f, → Beschlagnahme f; distraint orderBeschlagnahmungsverfügung f

distraint

[dɪsˈtreɪnt] n (Law) → pignoramento
References in classic literature ?
So modest was Mr Merdle withal, in the midst of these splendid achievements, that he looked far more like a man in possession of his house under a distraint, than a commercial Colossus bestriding his own hearthrug, while the little ships were sailing into dinner.
Starting April the SSS will impose an additional mode of collection dubbed as the Warrants of Distraint, Levy and Garnishment (WDLG).
Their properties are also subject to levy and distraint.
Distraint is an old common law right of landlords "to
To help in raising revenue further, Dooc said the SSS had submitted to the Office of the President the proposed manual on Warrant of Distraint, Levy and Garnishment (WDLG), which was similar to an effort of the Bureau of Internal Revenue through which the agency can seize real and personal properties, subject to an auction sale, as payment for unpaid contributions.
aSudden distraint upon the whole property of a debtor for a debt of BGN 50, whereby oneas existence is blocked and huge inconveniences and financial burden are generated,a she explained.
In his message during the forum, SSS chair Dean Amado Valdez said that the forum aims to provide guidelines on the issuance of Warrants of Distraint, Levy and Garnishment (WDLG).
threatens Fowler with distraint (seizure of his property) if he does not
The world's eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee asked the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from implementing the warrant of distraint and levy, and garnishment order against their assets for their alleged P3-billion tax liability.
At common law, the rules were far more favorable to landlords, who could not only unilaterally repossess leased premises but also use the privilege of distraint to seize tenants' personal property in satisfaction of overdue rent.
because these things that happen through such mad people in their infirmity by consideration of the King's court should not be and are usually not reputed felony, we order you, if it is so and if it appears so by a jury, and if there is no sinister suspicion, to desist entirely from the aforesaid distraint.