Definition of distrainment in US English:

distrainment

noun

Law
  • See distrain

    • ‘The complaining landowner may also distrain the livestock to secure payment of the damages, including a reasonable cost for the distrainment (feed, pasture rent, etc.).’
    • ‘The distrainment of the goods of a tenant (in lieu of rent) or the eviction of tenants for non-payment of rent were not altogether uncommon in certain periods.’
    • ‘Besides imprisonment punishment, economic ones like asset distrainment need to be strengthened.’
    • ‘There are some horrors in Rose's memories and the distrainment of a poor household's meagre possessions is hardly cheerful.’
    • ‘In the event of distrainment, confiscation or other disposition by third parties, the Purchaser is to notify us hereof immediately.’