Meaning of impound

im•pound

Pronunciation: (v.im-pound'n.im'pound), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to shut up in a pound 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.
—n.
  1. money, property, etc., that has been impounded: a sale of impounds by the police department.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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