Definición de distrain en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /dɪˈstreɪn/


[with object] Law
1Seize (someone’s property) in order to obtain payment of rent or other money owed: legislation has restricted the right to distrain goods found upon the premises
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Having distrained upon the plaintiff's goods, the inventory prepared fell short of being meticulous.
  • Only if the equitable lease prevailed would the landlord's action in distraining be proper.
  • Counsel then argues that the defendant did not convert because since he did not distrain, he was not the seller of the property.
1.1Seize the property of (someone) in order to obtain payment of money owed: the Crown applied political pressure by distraining debtors
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The manuscript adds that an attempt by the Duchess to prevent Lord and Lady Harley from distraining tenants who did not pay their rent has been thrown out of court.



Pronunciación: /dɪˈstreɪnɔː/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The distrainer [ie., BI] has not provided any money to the petitioner, or for that matter any guarantee in respect of the above-mentioned expenses.
  • The Inland Revenue, as a distrainer, will become a preferential creditor in the sum of the sale proceeds.
  • The new appointments raised the number of court distrainers to 119.


Oraciones de ejemplo
  • There are some horrors in Rose's memories and the distrainment of a poor household's meagre possessions is hardly cheerful.
  • In the event of distrainment, confiscation or other disposition by third parties, the Purchaser is to notify us hereof immediately.
  • The distrainment of the goods of a tenant (in lieu of rent) or the eviction of tenants for non-payment of rent were not altogether uncommon in certain periods.


Middle English: from Old French destreindre, from Latin distringere 'stretch apart', from dis- 'apart' + stringere 'tighten'.

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Saltos de línea: dis|train

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