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