impounding impounding  /ɪm ˈpaʊn dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. To rein in the bacchanalia, local police have begun raiding unlicensed wedding parties and impounding gifts as evidence.
  2. Already the President has angered some Governors and mayors by impounding the money that Congress has approved for such purposes as highway construction and pollution control.
  3. Engineers are now constructing giant harness for the Tallapoosa River which, when reined in, will be called Cherokee Bluffs Lake, a body impounding 530,000,000,000 gal.

News

  1. Chief: Impound uninsured autos

    Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego proposed to Wichita Falls city councilors the practice of impounding the vehicles of motorists who drive without insurance. The proposal came in pre-budget meetings Tuesday.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Wichita Falls Times Record News

  2. Chief: Impound uninsured autos [JUMP]1,000 citations written this year

    Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego proposed to Wichita Falls city councilors the practice of impounding the vehicles of motorists who drive without insurance. The proposal came in pre-budget meetings Tuesday.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Wichita Falls Times Record News

Quotes

  1. "No plate on the helmet should carry with it stiffer penalties - like impounding the motorcycle and the appropriate fines and charges because there is a deliberate attempt by the felon to conceal his identity and avoid positive identification by the...
    on Jun 24, 2007 By: Bayani Fernando Source: ABS CBN News

  2. "These funds can be tapped to enable rice farmers to achieve greater productivity via exceptionally potent seeds, greatly improved irrigation, or with adequate water-impounding structures and other drought-mitigating measures," Legarda said.
    on Mar 23, 2008 By: Loren Legarda Source: Manila Times

  3. "Angara, Cua and members of their panel, together with a majority of senators and congressmen, have no quarrel with the President. She has been releasing their pork barrel funds. There is no reason for them to prohibit her from impounding...
    on Jan 5, 2010 By: Benigno Aquino III Source: Philippine Star

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