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Meaning of IMPOUND

Pronunciation:  im'pawnd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"
  2. [v]  take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

IMPOUND is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: attach, confiscate, pound, seize, sequester
 See Also: confine, distrain, garnishee, hold, restrain, take



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*pound"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impounded}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Impounding}.]
To shut up or place in an inclosure called a pound; hence, to
hold in the custody of a court; as, to impound stray cattle;
to impound a document for safe keeping.

      But taken and impounded as a stray, The king of Scots.

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