Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To give pledge for the delivery up of distrained goods after action brought.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. When he who has distrained, being sued, has not delivered the cattle distrained, then he shall not only avow the distress, but gager deliverance, i. e., put in surety or pledge that he will deliver them. Fitzh. Nat. Brev.