Poinding

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Poinding (Scots law) the seizing and selling of a debtor's goods under process of law, or under the warrant of a heritable security
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pound.

Usage

In literature:

We can poind for debt, but no for unkindness.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
I craved him for the money every two or three days, grumbled, and threatened a prosecution, till at last my own stock was poinded.
"The Shepherd's Calendar" by James Hogg
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