Definition of Impound

1. Verb. Take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority. "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

Exact synonyms: Attach, Confiscate, Seize, Sequester
Generic synonyms: Take
Specialized synonyms: Condemn, Garnish, Garnishee, Distrain
Related verbs: Sequester
Derivative terms: Attachment, Confiscation, Impounding, Impoundment, Seizure, Sequestration



2. Verb. Place or shut up in a pound. "Pound the cows so they don't stray"
Exact synonyms: Pound
Generic synonyms: Confine, Hold, Restrain
Related verbs: Pound, Pound Up
Derivative terms: Pound

Definition of Impound

1. v. t. To shut up or place in an inclosure called a pound; hence, to hold in the custody of a court; as, to impound stray cattle; to impound a document for safe keeping.

Definition of Impound

1. Verb. To shut up or place in an inclosure called a pound; ¹

2. Verb. To hold in the custody of a court or its delegate; as, to impound stray cattle; to impound a document for safe keeping. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impound

1. to seize and retain in legal custody [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impound

impostures
imposturous
impostury
imposure
impot
impotable
impotence
impotences
impotencies
impotency
impotentia
impotently
impotents
impots
impound (current term)
impoundage
impoundages
impounded
impounder
impounders
impounding
impoundment
impoundments
impounds
impoverish
impoverished
impoverishedly
impoverishedness
impoverisher

Literary usage of Impound

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1. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted: To by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"19, enlarge the word " impound" with which they are there associated, and give it a wider meaning than if it had been used alone (per Tindal, CJ, Thomas v. ..."

2. A New Law Dictionary and Institute of the Whole Law: For the Use of Students by Archibald Brown (1874)
"impound. The placing—ie, confining—cattle, goods, or chattels taken under ... !)2, it is enacted tlmt every person who shall impound or confine any animal ..."

3. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
"Tender of amends after distress and before impound- Arl. 13. ing, makes the detainer unlawful; and gives the pit. a right ..."

4. Prideaux's Precedents in Conveyancing: With Dissertations on Its Law and by Frederick Prideaux, John Whitcombe (1889)
"Passive trustee, whether entitled to indemnity from active trustee who 1ms committed breach of trust. Court may impound interest of beneficiary to indemnify ..."

5. The Law of Landlord and Tenant: Being a Course of Lectures Delivered at the by John William Smith, Frederic Philip Maude, Phineas Pemberton Morris (1856)
"... Statutory Liability to provide Food for Cattle distrained 173 Statutory Alterations of Power of Landlord 174 Right to impound on Premises 175 impounding ..."

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