dis·traint /di-'strānt/ n: the act or action of distraining
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
annexation, appropriation, attachment, capture, confiscation, dispossession, distress, divestment, execution, expropriation, forcible seizure, garnishment, impoundage, impoundment, levy, obtainment, securement, seizure and appropriation, seizure to procure satisfaction of a debt, sequestration
associated concepts: distraint for rent, process of distraint
attachment (seizure), condemnation (seizure), disseisin, distress (seizure), expropriation (divestiture), foreclosure, garnishment, sequestration, taking
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
the seizing of goods or other property of another to pay debts, such as that of a landlord against a tenant.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
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Distraint — or distress is the seizure of someone’s property in order to obtain payment of rent or other money owed , especially in common law countries. Distraint is the act or process whereby a person (the distrainor), traditionally even without prior… … Wikipedia
Distraint — Dis*traint , n. [OF. destrainte distress, force.] (Law) The act or proceeding of seizing personal property by distress. Abbott. [1913 Webster] || … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
distraint — The right that a landlord has to seize the property of a tenant on the premises being rented and sell that property for payment of rent arrears. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 … Glossary of Bankruptcy
distraint — [di strānt′] n. [ME distreint < OFr destreinte] Law the action of distraining; seizure … English World dictionary
distraint — distrain dis‧train [dɪˈstreɪn] verb [transitive] LAW to take goods from someone to be sold in order to pay rent that is owed: • Legislation has largely restricted the right to distrain goods found upon the premises but not belonging to the tenant … Financial and business terms
distraint — noun Etymology: distrain + t (as in constraint) Date: circa 1736 the act or action of distraining … New Collegiate Dictionary
distraint — /di straynt /, n. Law. the act of distraining; a distress. [1720 30; DISTRAIN + t, modeled on CONSTRAINT, RESTRAINT] * * * … Universalium
distraint — noun The legal right of a landlord to seize the property of a tenant in the event of nonpayment of rent See Also: distrain, distrainable … Wiktionary
distraint — disÂ·traint || dÉª streÉªnt n. act of taking property in payment for debts … English contemporary dictionary
distraint — [dɪ streɪnt] noun Law the seizure of someone s property in order to obtain payment of rent or other money owed … English new terms dictionary