Translation of impound in Spanish:

impound

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpaʊnd/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [possessions/assets] incautar, incautarse de
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    • Tough new regulations giving the Vehicle Inspectorate powers to impound heavy goods vehicles operated without a licence are now in force with the industry's backing.
    • The research added: ‘At present, police do not have the legal authority to impound these vehicles.’
    • In that case the police impounded a vehicle which was being operated without a proper validation sticker and by a person for whom there was an outstanding warrant for driving without insurance.
    1.2 [vehicle] llevar al depósito municipal; [stray dogs] llevar a la perrera municipal
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    • Figures from the latest report by Waterford County Council revealed that of 681 dogs impounded by the Pound last year, just eight were re-claimed and 21 re-homed.
    • You become an activist when your dog is impounded, or a freeway is built past your house, or your child gets a disease because of pollution or sour gas.
    • One proposal was changing the amount of time dogs were impounded from 72 hours to one week.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.