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Verb: distrain  di'streyn
  1. Levy a distress on
  2. Confiscate by distress
  3. Legally take something in place of a debt payment

Derived forms: distrained, distrains, distraining

Type of: attach, confiscate, impose, impound, levy, reclaim, repossess, seize, sequester, sequestrate

Encyclopedia: Distrain