noun Law.
the act of distraining; a distress.

1720–30; distrain + -t, modeled on constraint, restraint

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distraint (dɪˈstreɪnt)
law the act or process of distraining; distress

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Example sentences
Collects data pertaining to personal or real property that is subject to distraint or foreclosure.
For example, a position also makes the determination that the delinquent taxpayer should be served a distraint warrant.
Continued delinquency will result in seizure and sale of the property under distraint warrant.
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