The process of the law of Scotland which answers to the distress of the English law. Poinding is of three kinds: Real poinding or poinding of the ground. This is the action by which a creditor, having a security on the land of his debtor, is enabled to appropriate the rents of the land, and the goods of the debtor or his tenants found thereon, to the satisfaction of the debt Personal poinding. This consists in the seizure of the goods of the debtor, which are sold under the direction of a court of justice, and the net amount of the sales paid over to the creditor in satisfaction of his debt; or, if no purchaser appears, the goods themselves are delivered. Poinding of stray cattle, committing depredations on corn, grass, or plantations, until satisfaction is made for the damage. Bell.