Synonyms for distraint

Synonyms for (noun) distraint

Synonyms: distraint, distress

Definition: the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim

Usage: 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

Similar words: seizure

Definition: the taking possession of something by legal process