Definition of poind in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɔɪnd/
Pronunciation: /pɪnd/


[with object] Scots Law
1Distrain or impound (a person’s property): the bailiff and his men poind his goods in the name of the law
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  • There are constraints over what sort of items Sheriff Officers in Scotland can earmark or ‘poind’ for removal and sale.
1.1Subject (someone) to the distraint or impounding of their property: they only succeeded in poinding us because they tricked their way into the house


Late Middle English: variant of dialect pind 'impound'.

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