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Distraint - Summons or arrest.

Distraint: [distress] 1) Summons or arrest.

(Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village, 244)

2) Seizure of chattels to enforce payment of debt or appearance in court, etc. (Sayles, George O. The King's Parliament of England, 144)

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