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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distraint  \Dis*traint"\,  n.  [OF.  destrainte  distress,  force.] 
  (Law) 
  The  act  or  proceeding  of  seizing  personal  property  by 
  distress.  --Abbott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distraint 
  n  :  the  seizure  and  holding  of  property  as  security  for  payment 
  of  a  debt  or  satisfaction  of  a  claim  [syn:  {distress}] 




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