Definitions of distrain
v. t. - To press heavily upon; to bear down upon with violence; hence, to constrain or compel; to bind; to distress, torment, or afflict. 2
v. t. - To rend; to tear. 2
v. t. - To seize, as a pledge or indemnification; to take possession of as security for nonpayment of rent, the reparation of an injury done, etc.; to take by distress; as, to distrain goods for rent, or of an amercement. 2
v. t. - To subject to distress; to coerce; as, to distrain a person by his goods and chattels. 2
v. i. - To levy a distress. 2
The word "distrain" uses 8 letters: A D I I N R S T.
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