Distrained sentence example

distrained
  • He was, in 1680, seized in his house, and conveyed away at the risk of his life; and though he was released that he might die at home, his books and goods were distrained.
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  • Into this movement he threw himself with militant ardour, his own goods being distrained upon, with those of numerous other Nonconformists, rather than that any contribution should be made by them in taxation for the purpose of an Education Act which in their opinion was calculated to support denominational religious teaching in the schools.
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  • The courts have accepted that goods may be validly distrained in this way.
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  • They appeared and said that they were unjustly distrained, because they were under the authority and Hanse of Almaine.
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