Usage examples for distraint

  1. And now, that the Fiction might follow Nature, continued he-" fictio sequitur naturam,"- it behooved them to lay hold of said Yule- hens, by direct personal distraint. – The Campaner Thal and Other Writings by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  2. No one may drive animals taken by distraint out of the county where they have been taken. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  3. Everything has been carried off under distraint for rent, so they said, who came here. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  4. Failure to make this payment promptly might have led to loss of the right, hence the rigorous penalty of distraint upon the looms of individual weavers who fell into arrears. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  5. There was a poor woman who kept a shop, and she was threatened with a distraint for her poor- rate. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  6. According to the doctrines stated by the jurists, as well as by imperial constitutions, this action may be brought against the magistrate's heirs as well as against him personally; 3 and these same constitutions ordain that guardians or curators who make default in giving security may be compelled to do so by legal distraint of their goods. – The Institutes of Justinian by Caesar Flavius Justinian
  7. His fears of a distraint for rent were greatly heightened in consequence of the increased illness of his family, and as the only way to prevent it that had occurred to his mind, was to obtain from his employers a loan of fifty dollars as just mentioned, he had fully made up his mind to waive all feeling and at once name his request. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  8. Although distraint is one of the remedies, it is seldom advisable in a landlord to resort to distraining for the recovery of rent. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  9. The householders who refused to pay were summoned before the local bench; and it was Harriet Martineau whom the justices selected to be distrained upon; but events marched rapidly, and the distraint was not made. – Harriet Martineau by Florence Fenwick Miller
  10. Father once apologised to me- that was when there was a distraint out against him, if you know what that is- because he wasn't rich. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  11. On the house and property a distraint had been levied for moneys due which had not been paid. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  12. A distraint was merely a security to secure a person's services, if he agreed he owed them, or his attendance in court, if he did not agree that he owed them. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  13. Every blade had been cut and carried in the night, and was then stacked on the ground on which no distraint could be levied. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  14. On ascertaining that a distraint was to be put on the ground which owed the rent, he attended there with a crowd of countrymen, and would not allow the bailiff to put his foot upon the lands; the next day the bailiff came again with police in numbers at his heels, and found the twenty acres which had yesterday been waving with green crops, utterly denuded. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  15. Payment of taxes was enforced by distraint. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly