from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who distrains or seizes goods for debt or service; one who makes or causes seizure by way of distress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as distrainor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of distrainor.


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  • "I'll kill him," shouted the young bully of Johnson's Cross-roads, and late distrainer on the profile of Cyrus James, Esquire, seizing an ugly stick.

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

  • Homesteads were sold for the payment of foreclosed mortgages, cattle were seized in distrainer, and the farmer himself was sent to jail.

    The Critical Period of American History

  • If a man has corn or money upon a man and has levied a distraint, and the distress in the house of his distrainer dies a natural death, that case has no penalty. section 116.

    Old Laws Blog


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