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1. distrain

verb. confiscate by distress.

Synonyms

  • attach
  • sequester
  • impound
  • confiscate

Antonyms

  • unsaddle
  • unbind
  • unharness
  • uncouple

Etymology

  • destraindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • destringo (Latin)

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2. distrain

verb. legally take something in place of a debt payment.

Synonyms

  • reclaim

Antonyms

  • give
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • destraindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • destringo (Latin)

3. distrain

verb. levy a distress on.

Synonyms

  • impose

Antonyms

  • detach
  • unhitch

Etymology

  • destraindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • destringo (Latin)
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