Impressment meaning

ĭm-prĕs'mənt
The act of seizing for public use; impressing into public service.
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The act or policy of seizing property for public use, especially for military purposes.
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The act or policy of seizing persons and compelling them to serve in the military, especially in naval forces.
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The act of imposing a constructive trust or a lien upon property, as a matter of equity, to protect a person without legal title but with a legally recognized interest.
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The practice or act of impressing men or property into service, esp. into military or naval service.
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Origin of impressment

  • From impress +‎ -ment.
    From Wiktionary