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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To distress; to take possession as security for nonpayment; as, to distrain goods for rent.

2. (v. t.) To press heavily upon; to bear down upon with violence; hence, to constrain or compel; to bind; to distress, torment, or afflict.

3. (v. t.) To rend; to tear.

4. (v. t.) To subject to distress; to coerce; as, to distrain a person by his goods and chattels.

5. (v. i.) To levy a distress.


The Two Debtors
... 'They had nothing to pay.' Well, if there is no money, 'no effects' in the bank,
no cash in the till, nothing to distrain upon, it does not matter very much ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/the two debtors.htm

Blessed are they that Mourn
... God is for a freewill offering. He does not love to be put to distrain. Gospel-mourning
is spiritual; that is, when we mourn for sin more than suffering. ...
/.../the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/6 blessed are they that.htm

Children Brought to Christ, and not to the Font
... are raised from the text as our collectors raise a tax upon indigent, nonsolvent
people, by coming armed with the law and a constable to distrain for that ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/children brought to christ and.htm

Of Removing Tithes.
... de-pasture it, in the usual course of husbandry, whereby the cattle consume the
tithes; but his remedy is either to bring an action, or to distrain the tithes ...
/.../prideaux/directions to church-wardens/8 of removing tithes.htm

The Saybrook Platform
... If the receipt was not forthcoming at the appointed time, the secretary of the colony
was empowered to issue, upon application, a warrant to distrain all or ...
/.../chapter vi the saybrook platform.htm

Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings.
... and New England only excepted), there to remain seven years; and warrants shall
issue to sequester the profits of their lands, and to distrain and sell their ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/mr john bunyans dying sayings.htm

the Use of Humiliation
... our nakedness; and to put God to it to build his glory, which we denied him, upon
the ruins of our own, which we preferred before him; and to distrain for that ...
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Distrain (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To distress; to take possession as security for
nonpayment; as, to distrain goods for rent. ...Distrain (1 Occurrence). ...
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Distraction (1 Occurrence)

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Distress (169 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) To compel by pain or suffering. 8. (n.) To seize for debt; to distrain.
Multi-Version Concordance Distress (169 Occurrences). ...
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Drive (132 Occurrences)
... 11. (vi) To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; --
usually with at. 12. (vi) To distrain for rent. 13. (pp) Driven. 14. ...
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Distraught (2 Occurrences)

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Bible Concordance
Distrain (1 Occurrence)

Psalms 109:11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; And let strangers make spoil of his labor.
(See JPS)



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