Definition of poind in English:

poind

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Pronunciation: /pɔɪnd
 
, pɪnd
 
/

verb

[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
    More example sentences
    • 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

Origin

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

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