Impounding



[verb im-pound; noun im-pound] /verb ɪmˈpaʊnd; noun ˈɪm paʊnd/

verb (used with object)
1.
to shut up in a or other enclosure, as a stray animal.
2.
to confine within an enclosure or within limits:
water impounded in a reservoir.
3.
to seize and retain in custody of the law, as a document for evidence.
noun
4.
money, property, etc., that has been impounded:
a sale of impounds by the police department.
/ɪmˈpaʊnd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to confine (stray animals, illegally parked cars, etc) in a pound
2.

3.
to collect (water) in a reservoir or dam, as for irrigation
4.
to seize or appropriate
v.

early 15c., “to shut up in a pen or pound,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in” (see in- (2)) + pound (n.). Originally of cattle seized by law. Related: Impounded; impounding.

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