Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Scotch law, a process by which a creditor may enforce his demand by seizure of movable property.

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Examples

  • I also remember an issue of Champions where the team discovers Black Goliath poinding on Stiltsky.

    DAREDEVIL #102 Marvel Comics, 1973

  • By insolvency concurring either -- (a) with a duly executed charge for payment or (b) with sale of effects belonging to the debtor under a poinding or under a sequestration for rent, or making application for the benefit of _cessio bonorum_.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • There was confusion, and gloom and sorrow, and curiosity among the domestics, while the retainers of the law went from place to place, making an inventory of the goods and chattels falling under their warrant of distress, or poinding, as it is called in the law of Scotland.

    The Antiquary

  • 'Lord, man, I got a grip of ane of their attorneys in Carlisle, and he tauld me that there wasna a lawyer in England ony mair than himsell that kend the nature of a multiple-poinding!

    Redgauntlet

  • 'What for should I repent?' said Peter; 'the law was on my side -- a decreet of the bailies, followed by poinding, and an act of warding -- a suspension intented, and the letters found orderly proceeded.

    Redgauntlet

  • There was confusion, and gloom and sorrow, and curiosity among the domestics, while the retainers of the law went from place to place, making an inventory of the goods and chattels falling under their warrant of distress, or poinding, as it is called in the law of Scotland.

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • There was confusion, and gloom and sorrow, and curiosity among the domestics, while the retainers of the law went from place to place, making an inventory of the goods and chattels falling under their warrant of distress, or poinding, as it is called in the law of Scotland.

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • There was confusion, and gloom and sorrow, and curiosity among the domestics, while the retainers of the law went from place to place, making an inventory of the goods and chattels falling under their warrant of distress, or poinding, as it is called in the law of Scotland.

    The Antiquary

  • We need to keep poinding on the principles of the thing, keep reselling them, keep the idea high in the public eye that our principles, our agenda of

    BitsBlog

  • ‘Lord, man, I got a grip of ane of their attorneys in Carlisle, and he tauld me that there wasna a lawyer in England ony mair than himsell that kend the nature of a multiple-poinding!

    Redgauntlet

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