Distraint meaning

dĭ-strānt
The act or process of distraining; distress.
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(law) The action of distraining; seizure.
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(law) The legal right of a landlord to seize the property of a tenant in the event of nonpayment of rent.
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Origin of distraint

  • From distrain (on the model of such pairs as constrain, constraint)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition