The act of distraining; the taking of a personal chattel out of the possession of a wrongdoer, by way of pledge for redress of an injury, or for the performance of a duty, as for nonpayment of rent or taxes, or for injury done by cattle, etc.
the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a landloard's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien"
The act of seizure of goods without legal process to enforce satisfaction of demand. Can be used today in certain circumstances for the recovery of arrears of rent for business premises. A court order is necessary where residential premises are concerned.
An abnormal condition that disrupts the normal functions of the body and mind. No two people are affected in exactly the same way, or to the same degree, but most people suffer from its effects at some point during their lives. Symptoms range from mild headaches, bouts of insomnia, restlessness, digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
Distress is a state associated with invasive procedures conducted on an animal, or with restrictive or other conditions which significantly compromise the welfare of an animal, which may or may not be associated with pain, and where the animal must devote substantial effort or resources to the adaptive response to challenges emanating from the environmental situation.
means that a cave-in is imminent or is likely to occur. Distress is evidenced by such phenomena as the development of fissures in the face of or adjacent to an open excavation; the slumping of material from the face or the bulging or heaving of material from the bottom of an excavation; the spalling of material from the face of an excavation; and raveling, i.e. small amounts of material such as pebbles or little clumps of material suddenly separating from the face and trickling or rolling down into an excavation.
The effects shown by the horse of being asked more than he is capable of producing. It will show most clearly in too high a heart rate, as well as unduly accelerated respiration rate. Mucous membrane will also be affected.