Impounding
Impound 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 some authority such as police or a court; as, to impound stray cattle; to impound an illegally parked car; to impound a document for safe keeping. [1913 Webster +PJC]

But taken and impounded as a stray, The king of Scots. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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