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 a court; as, to impound stray cattle; to impound a document for safe keeping.
But taken and impounded as a stray,
The king of Scots.
© Webster 1913.