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distraint

[dih-streynt] /dɪˈstreɪnt/
noun, Law.
1.
the act of distraining; a distress.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; distrain + -t, modeled on constraint, restraint
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for distraint

distraint

/dɪˈstreɪnt/
noun
1.
(law) the act or process of distraining; distress
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