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distrain

  

      vb     (Law)   to seize (personal property) by way of distress  
     (C13: from Old French destreindre, from Latin distringere to impede, from dis-1 + stringere to draw tight)  
  distrainable      adj  
  distrainment      n  
  distrainor, distrainer      n  
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