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Pronunciation: (di-strān'), [key] Law.

v.t.
1. to constrain by seizing and holding goods, etc., in pledge for rent, damages, etc., or in order to obtain satisfaction of a claim.
2. to levy a distress upon.

v.i.
to levy a distress.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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