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).]
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distraint

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

(dɪˈstreɪnt)

n.
the act of distraining.
[1720–30; distrain + -t, modeled on constraint, restraint]
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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
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Translations

distraint

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

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

[dɪsˈtreɪnt] n (Law) → pignoramento
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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.
SVPS has already imposed 25 such fines since 2014, with the most fined retailers being Billa and Tesco, Sme wrote.New rules appliedAlthough there was a possibility to initiative distraint procedures against retailers before, lawyers have warned of the new rules.
The Warrant of Distraint, Levy and Garnishment was also implemented during his term.
on their credit cards), the disclosure and distraint (seizure) of assets may be ordered before notifying him of the execution order.
According to the chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission, a distraint was imposed over the shares held by Traykov, but in the Commercial Register there were no commercial companies in which the former Minister is participating.
If the garnishee insists upon abstaining from reporting the debt pursuant to the method stipulated in this law or misrepresents information or conceals the papers that should be filed to support the report, he shall be sentenced to pay the creditor, who acquired the deed of execution to confirm his debt, the distrained amount upon which distraint is effected.
Regarding oocytes/embryos banking to avoid poor responders dropout, it should be noted that the practice seems to be so selfish and a type of distraint in IVF clinics for future referral of patients.
Distraint is an old common law right of landlords "to
The judge will examine whether the claimed debt exists and is due (with the burden of proof laying on the creditor) and if the answer is in the affirmative he might issue one of the following decisions: (i) order performance without distraining the debtor if the debt is due but the debtor has enough assets to cover it, (ii) temporary distrain the debtor if further in debt examination is needed on his/her solvency, (iii) proclaim the insolvency and issue a Distraint Order.
threatens Fowler with distraint (seizure of his property) if he does not