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tr.v. im·pound·ed, im·pound·ing, im·pounds
1. To confine in or as if in a pound: capture and impound stray dogs.
2. To place (something) in legal custody until a dispute involving it is decided: impounding ballots in a disputed election.
3. To set aside in a fund rather than spend as prescribed: a governor who impounded monies designated for use by cities.
4. To accumulate and store in a reservoir: By damming the stream, the engineers impounded its waters for irrigation.
n. (ĭm′pound′)
1. A place where impounded property is stored, as a lot for keeping vehicles that have been towed by police order.
2. The process or activity of impounding something: the impound of the uninsured car.

im·pound′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impounding - placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
seizure - the taking possession of something by legal process
drug bust, drugs bust - seizure of illegal drugs by the police
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Brigadier Mohamed Saad al-Kharji displays the new smart device for impounding vehicles.
LANDI KOTAL -- Hundreds of Shinwari tribesmen held a demonstration here on Thursday to protest raids on their houses, arrest of people and impounding of non-custom paid vehicles by the security forces.
Any other court order for impounding that might come in on a domestic case or a felony case is at the discretion of the judge and its based usually on the litigants or law enforcement coming before a judge and making their case as to why this needs to be impounded," Hartman said.
However, on Sunday, the ministry said that the impounding measures against drivers using mobile phones, not wearing seat belts, parking on pedestrian crossing or sidewalks and on motorcycle riders would be maintained.
The teams are removing illegal number-plates, and impounding vehicles with incomplete documents and default on payment.
Based on the figures of LTFRB-Central Office on the number of vehicles apprehended from January to June 2017 alone, a total of 186 UV Express vehicles topped the list, with 186 units impounded at the agencys impounding area and another 147 at the impounding area of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Nebrija said the agency would be holding an auction to dispose of more than 150 cars currently held at MMDA impounding centers in Ultra, Pasig City and Tumana, Marikina City.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Ali Hassan Ali, Head of the Car Impounding Section at Sharjah Municipality, said: "With the advent of summer and closures of schools, it has been noticed that the streets of Sharjah have been pact with abandoned cars with dust and that covered with fabrics So that the municipality carried out inspections.
Then the new system electronically prints the impounding order with a special number.
This was revealed by CCTO Traffic Operations Division Chief Joy Tumulak, who added that some of the impounded vehicles have been in the city impounding area for up to four years.
Muscat, May 1 (ONA) The low air pressure continues influencing the Northern part of the Sultanate, resulted in varying showers of raincausing the overflow of Wadis and dams impounding more water.
Meanwhile Mandra Thana police arrested one Amir Mahmood, impounding such banned fireworks as 100 flying bombs, and 08 'exploding crackers' from him, while also filing a charge against him.