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Poindar, -er, Poynder, n. [Only Sc. Cf. Pinder, Pundar, Poundar (and Poindlar).] a. A cattle-pounder. = Pundar n.1 a. b. A poinder. = Pundar n.1 c. c. A private person who executes a poinding or distraint on a debtor. —a., b. 1520 Dumfr. & Galloway Soc. XXXIX 61 (17 April).
Cheis ane poinder to keep it and he to haiff iiij d. of ilk beist that is gottin vther on the corn or the gyrs and ony hous to be ane sufficient pundfald
1574 Glasgow B. Rec. (M.C.) 14.
James Speir is creat poynder for this present ȝeir
1595 Paisley B. Rec. 162.
Patrick Mosman [etc.] … wes maid poindars one the west part of the toune
c. 1565 Instit. Ct. Sess. 6 b.
And gif … the pairteis poindaris … duellis in sindry schyris that complantis to be delyuerit on this maner
1676 Fountainhall in M.P. Brown Suppl. Decis. III 61 (see Poind n. 1 sing. (3)).
The creditor poinder

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