Impound

Definition of Impound

Im`pound´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Impounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Impounding.]
But taken and impounded as a stray,
The king of Scots.
- Shak.

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