Definition of "distraint"
  1. An action where one party seizes another's property to secure the performance of a duty or the payment of a debt
How to use "distraint" in a sentence
  1. The landowner was forced to exercise distraint on the tenant's assets due to unpaid rent.
  2. Law permits distraint of goods and chattels in certain circumstances.
  3. The company executed distraint to recover the financial debt that had not been repaid.

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