impoundment

impoundment
/im pownd"meuhnt/, n.
1. a body of water confined within an enclosure, as a reservoir.
2. the act of impounding: the impoundment of alien property.
3. the condition of being impounded.
Also, impoundage.
[1655-65; IMPOUND + -MENT]

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