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verb[WITH OBJECT]Scots Law
1Distrain 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 Subject (someone) to the distraint or impounding of their property.‘they only succeeded in poinding us because they tricked their way into the house’
Late Middle English: variant of dialect pind ‘impound’.
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