impoundment impoundment  /ɪm ˈpaʊnd mənt/


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



  1. Claiming he had a presidential right of impoundment, Nixon simply refused to spend at least $16 billion appropriated by Congress for a variety of projects.
  2. But even without impoundment, there is looming over the court a phantom docket of cases that have not yet been formally presented to the Justices but almost certainly will be.
  3. The bill would require the President to submit to Congress each proposed impoundment.


  • GateHouse newspapers file motion to unseal Hernandez documents

    The Patriot Ledger and The Taunton Daily Gazette are contesting a district court’s impoundment of the search warrants obtained by police in the murder case against former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.  
    on June 28, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News


  1. "The public has a right to know if a coal-ash waste impoundment is located in their neighborhood," Yarmuth said Monday. "I am glad the EPA did the right thing by releasing this list so that federal officials can more easily work together with...
    on Jun 29, 2009 By: John Yarmuth Source: USA Today

  2. "That's why we hope Malacañang Palace would not see this impoundment bill in an unkind light just because it was sponsored by opposition senators," Angara said.
    on May 13, 2009 By: Edgardo Angara Source: Business Mirror

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