Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun distraint

1 sense of distraint

Sense 1
distress, distraint -- (the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien")
       => seizure -- (the taking possession of something by legal process)

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