distringas (plural distringases)
- (law) A writ commanding the sheriff to distrain a person by his goods or chattels, to compel a compliance with something required of him.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for distringas in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)