Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., that you distrain, fr. distringere,. See Distrain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Second pers. sing. pres. subj. of Late L. distringĕre, to distrain.
A corporation, however, is proceeded against by distringas and not by attachment.
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