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Synonyms of distraint

Noun


1. distress, distraint, seizure

usage: 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"

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