Distringas
Distringas Dis*trin"gas, n. [L., that you distrain, fr. distringere. See {Distrain}.] (Law) A writ commanding the sheriff to distrain a person by his goods or chattels, to compel a compliance with something required of him. [1913 Webster]

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  • distringas — /dsstriijgas/ In English practice, a writ formerly directed to the sheriff of the county in which a defendant resided or had any goods or chattels, commanding him to distrain upon the goods and chattels of the defendant for forty shillings, in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • distringas — /dsstriijgas/ In English practice, a writ formerly directed to the sheriff of the county in which a defendant resided or had any goods or chattels, commanding him to distrain upon the goods and chattels of the defendant for forty shillings, in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • distringas — A writ of distress; a writ to enforce the attendance of jurors by distress of their goods or seizure of their persons; a proceeding in equity to enforce the obedience of a corporation to a summons; a form of execution. Whether the writ of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Distringas — Lit. thou shalt distrain . The first word of a writ for a sheriff to *distrain someone …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • distringas — di·strin·gas …   English syllables

  • distringas — də̇ˈstriŋgəs, ˌgas noun ( es) Etymology: Medieval Latin, that you distrain 2d person singular present subjunctive of distringere : a writ commanding the sheriff to distrain a person by his goods or chattels …   Useful english dictionary

  • distringas vice comitem — /dastrirjgas vaysiy komatam/ In old English law, a writ of distringas, directed to the coroner, issued against a sheriff if he neglected to execute a writ of venditioni exponas …   Black's law dictionary

  • distringas vice comitem — /dastrirjgas vaysiy komatam/ In old English law, a writ of distringas, directed to the coroner, issued against a sheriff if he neglected to execute a writ of venditioni exponas …   Black's law dictionary

  • distringas juratores — /dastrirjgas juratoriyz/ In old English law, a writ commanding the sheriff to have the bodies of the jurors, or to distrain them by their lands and goods, that they may appear upon the day appointed. It issued at the same time with the venire,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • distringas nuper vice comitem — /dastrirjgas n(y)uwpar vaysiy komstsm/ In old English law, a writ to distrain the goods of one who lately filled the office of sheriff, to compel him to do some act which he ought to have done before leaving the office; as to bring in the body of …   Black's law dictionary

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