On the house and property a distraint had been levied for moneys due which had not been paid.
Distrain′ment; Distrain′or, Distrain′er; distraint′, seizure of goods.
Oh, it's very simple; a judgment and then a distraint—that's about it!
Father once apologised to me—that was when there was a distraint out against him, if you know what that is—because he wasn't rich.
Within the twelvemonth, a distraint was levied upon him for non-payment of moneys that were owing.
Law and custom restricted the type of goods and chattels distrainable, and the time and manner of distraint.
The Bible forbids the distraint of a widow's goods; Simon restricted the reference to cases of poor widows.
No one may drive animals taken by distraint out of the county where they have been taken.
If a man levies a distraint upon an ox as security for debt, he shall pay of a mana of silver.
He is now threatened with distraint for poor rates, church rates, and land-tax.