Definition of poind in English:

poind

Pronunciation: /pɪnd//pɔɪnd/

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Scots Law
  • 1 Distrain or impound (a person's property):

    ‘the bailiff and his men poind his goods in the name of the law’
    • ‘There are constraints over what sort of items Sheriff Officers in Scotland can earmark or ‘poind’ for removal and sale.’
    1. 1.1 Subject (someone) to the distraint or impounding of their property:
      ‘they only succeeded in poinding us because they tricked their way into the house’

Origin

Late Middle English: variant of dialect pind ‘impound’.

Pronunciation:

poind

/pɪnd//pɔɪnd/