- An act of applying pressure or force to meet an obligation using a legal method known as distress
- A process of confiscating an individual's property through distress due to non-fulfillment of obligations
- The act of executing a legal action known as distress to extract fulfillment of an obligation
- Should the tenant fail to pay rent, the landlord can distrain their property as a motive for compliance.
- Due to continuous missed payments, the creditor had no choice but to distrain the debtor's assets.
- In absence of the agreed upon payments, the lessor may distrain the tenant's property under the upheld legal rights.