English version

distrain

From Longman Business Dictionary
Related topics: Law
distraindis‧train /dɪˈstreɪn/ verb [transitive] LAW to take goods from someone to be sold in order to pay rent that is owedLegislation has largely restricted the right to distrain goods found upon the premises but not belonging to the tenant.distraint noun [uncountable]We believe the payment of debt by manageable amounts to be more civilised than distraint.
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