distrain distrain

Definition(s):

  1. (v) levy a distress on
  2. (v) confiscate by distress
  3. (v) legally take something in place of a debt payment

Usage(s):

  • American audiences sometimes quibble at word choices (felloe, stook, distrain) and find the Englishness of the text disconcerting.
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