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Definition of Distraining

Distraining
Distrain Dis*train", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distrained; p. pr. & vb. n. Distraining.] [OE. destreinen to force, OF. destreindre to press, oppress, force, fr. L. distringere, districtum, to draw asunder, hinder, molest, LL., to punish severely; di- = stringere to draw tight, press together. See Strain, and cf. Distress, District, Distraint.] 1. To press heavily upon; to bear down upon with violence; hence, to constrain or compel; to bind; to distress, torment, or afflict. [Obs.] ``Distrained with chains.' --Chaucer. 2. To rend; to tear. [Obs.] Neither guile nor force might it [a net] distrain. --Spenser. 3. (Law) (a) To seize, as a pledge or indemnification; to take possession of as security for nonpayment of rent, the reparation of an injury done, etc.; to take by distress; as, to distrain goods for rent, or of an amercement. (b) To subject to distress; to coerce; as, to distrain a person by his goods and chattels.

Meaning of Distraining from wikipedia

- person (the distrainor), traditionally even without prior court approval, seizes the personal property of another located upon the distrainor's land in...
- magistrate (RM). His tithes fell due on 1 November 1834 and on 18 December a distraining party set out led by Archdeacon Ryder and Captain Richard Boyle Bagley...
- taken in distress) with damages for the loss sustained by such action. As distrained goods are in the custody of the law, any attempt to take them back by...
- courts. In practice, the voutileads a team of ****istant distrainers who process most distrainments/garnishments. In modern Dutch, the word voogd is the primary...
- or impleading; as. 1. A man may have his writ or mesne, before he be distrained. 2. A warrantia chartae, before he be imploded. 3. A monstraverunt, before...
- constriction, constrictive, constrictor, constringe, constringency, constringent, distrain, distraint, distress, district, restrain, restraint, restrict, restriction...
- nonpossessory (cf. OE bād, OFr nam, nant, OHG pfant, L pignus oppositum), i.e., distrained on the maturity date, and the latter essentially gave rise to the legal...
- begins and the house fills with policemen, reporters, and brokers' men distraining Noakes' hideous furniture. Noakes was an unpo****r man, a miser and (it...
- distress was punished. The mere claim by the distrainor that he had a right to the chattels distrained was a technicality that ended the action in replevin...
- favorable decision in 1760 obliging the Society to pay, and giving leave to distrain in the case of non-payment. The Jesuits, on the advice of their lawyers...
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