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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.
The increase in contribution collections is the product of aggressive collection efforts being pushed by the current SSS administration which include the pilot implementation of the Run After Contributions Evaders, the SSS version of Operation Tokhang, and the issuance of Warrants of Distraints, Levy, and Garnishment to delinquent employers.
The increase in contribution collections is the product of aggressive collection efforts being pushed by the current SSS administration, which include the pilot implementation of the Run After Contributions Evaders, the SSS version of Operation 'Tokhang,' and the issuance of Warrants of Distraints, Levy, and Garnishment on delinquent employers.