1. [syn: impoundment, impounding, internment, poundage]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Impound \Im*pound"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impounded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Impounding.]
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.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
But taken and impounded as a stray,
The king of Scots. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: placing private property in the custody of an officer of
the law [syn: impoundment, impounding, internment,