Definition of estreatment in US English:

estreatment

noun

Law
historical
  • See estreat

    • ‘The law as to what is required to found an order of forfeiture against the surety is set out in most of the cases dealing with estreatment.’
    • ‘The basis of estreatment is not as a matter of punishment of the surety, but because he has failed to fulfil the obligation which he undertook.’