impressment(redirected from Impressment of American Seamen)
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1. The act or policy of seizing persons and compelling them to serve in the military, especially in naval forces.
2. The act or policy of seizing property for public use, especially for military purposes.
3. The act of imposing a constructive trust or a lien upon property, as a matter of equity, to protect a person without legal title but with a legally recognized interest.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the commandeering or conscription of things or men into government service
the act of impressing people or property into public service or use.