Definition of Impounding

1. Noun. Placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law.

Exact synonyms: Impoundment, Internment, Poundage
Generic synonyms: Seizure
Specialized synonyms: Drug Bust, Drugs Bust
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Impound, Impound, Pound



Definition of Impounding

1. Verb. (present participle of impound) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impounding

1. impound [v] - See also: impound

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impounding

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impounding (current term)
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Literary usage of Impounding

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1. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie (1891)
"261 ; nor where the tender is made after the distress, but before the impounding ; for the proper action is replevin or trespass. Lindan v. Hooper, Cowp. ..."

2. Annual Reports by Detroit (Mich, Detroit (Mich.) (1878)
"83 (X) Mrs. Mary Foley, impounding fees refunded, resolution of Council, ... 200 Patrick Murnane, impounding animals ____ 100 JF Crandall. impounding ..."

3. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1889)
"impounding is the confining or restraining of animals in a pound.1 A pound is defined as an enclosed piece of land, secured by a firm structure of stone or ..."

4. Public Water-supplies: Requirements, Resources, and the Construction of Works by Frederick Eugene Turneaure, Harry Luman Russell, Daniel Webster Mead (1908)
"impounding-RESERVOIRS. CAPACITY. 362. Use and Value of Storage. ... They are seldom used for impounding the flow of mall streams, but rather for purposes ..."

5. Chitty's Treatise on Pleading and Parties to Actions: With Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening (1844)
"If the defendant justify as pound at the time of the impounding, and that ment of the plea, that one EF was pos- plaintiff was entitled to recover; ..."

6. The Water Supply of Towns and the Construction of Waterworks: A Practical by William Kinnimond Burton (1894)
"Contour of sides of valley forming site for reservoir. impounding reservoirs is ... There are, however, cases where water, even from impounding reservoirs, ..."

7. A Digest of the Law of Scotland: With Special Reference to the Office and by Hugh Barclay, Scotland (1855)
"2, no person can take for impounding more than fourpence for any one whole distress, under the pain of five pounds to the party grieved. ..."

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