Definitions for: Impound


[v] place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"
[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
--Shak.

Synonyms: attach, confiscate, pound, seize, sequester

See Also: confine, distrain, garnishee, hold, restrain, take

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