Definition of distraint in English:
The seizure of someone’s property in order to obtain payment of money owed, especially rent: many faced heavy fines and the distraint of goods
More example sentences
- Because there was no valid distraint, Canada Trustco's security was not displaced.
- After the premises were abandoned, distraint was impossible.
- First, that the goods were not Mr Newman's and so not open to distraint.
mid 18th century: from distrain, on the pattern of constraint.
Definition of distraint in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan