distraint(redirected from distraints)
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The act or process of distraining; distress.
[From distrain (on the model of such pairs as constrain, constraint).]
(Law) law the act or process of distraining; distress
the act of distraining.
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|Noun||1.||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