impounder

impound

[v. im-pound; n. im-pound]
verb (used with object)
1.
to shut up in a pound or other enclosure, as a stray animal.
2.
to confine within an enclosure or within limits: water impounded in a reservoir.
3.
to seize and retain in custody of the law, as a document for evidence.
noun
4.
money, property, etc., that has been impounded: a sale of impounds by the police department.

Origin:
1545–55; im-3 + pound3

impoundable, adjective
impounder, noun
unimpounded, adjective
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impound (ɪmˈpaʊnd)
 
vb
1.  to confine (stray animals, illegally parked cars, etc) in a pound
2.  a.  to seize (chattels, etc) by legal right
 b.  to take possession of (a document, evidence, etc) and hold in legal custody
3.  to collect (water) in a reservoir or dam, as for irrigation
4.  to seize or appropriate
 
im'poundable
 
adj
 
im'poundage
 
n
 
im'poundment
 
n
 
im'pounder
 
n

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impound
1554, "to shut up in a pen or pound," from in- "in" + pound (n.). Originally of cattle seized by law.
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