Definitions of "distrain"
  1. An act of applying pressure or force to meet an obligation using a legal method known as distress
  2. A process of confiscating an individual's property through distress due to non-fulfillment of obligations
  3. The act of executing a legal action known as distress to extract fulfillment of an obligation
How to use "distrain" in a sentence
  1. Should the tenant fail to pay rent, the landlord can distrain their property as a motive for compliance.
  2. Due to continuous missed payments, the creditor had no choice but to distrain the debtor's assets.
  3. In absence of the agreed upon payments, the lessor may distrain the tenant's property under the upheld legal rights.

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