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Definition of Distrain

Distrain

  1. To press heavily upon; to bear down upon with violence; hence, to constrain or compel; to bind; to distress, torment, or afflict.
  2. To rend; to tear.
  3. To seize, as a pledge or indemnification; to take possession of as security for nonpayment of rent, the reparation of an injury done, etc.; to take by distress; as, to distrain goods for rent, or of an amercement.
  4. To subject to distress; to coerce; as, to distrain a person by his goods and chattels.
  5. To levy a distress.

Distrain Translations

distrain in Italian is pignorare

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