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The seizure of goods as security for the performance of an obligation. The two principal situations covered by the remedy of distress are (1) between landlord and tenant when the rent is ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007

... The negative, harmful aspects of stress. Compare eustress...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
52 words

... The seizure of goods as security for the performance of an obligation. The two principal situations covered by the remedy of distress are (1) between landlord and tenant when the rent is in arrears; and (2) when goods are unlawfully on an occupier’s land and have done or are doing damage. ...

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Law
Length:
76 words

... n. The seizure of goods as security for the performance of an obligation. The two principal situations covered by the remedy of distress are (1) between landlord and tenant when the rent is in arrears ( see distress for rent ); and (2) when goods are unlawfully on an occupier’s land and have done or are doing damage. In the latter case the occupier may detain the chattel until compensation is paid for the...

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A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
92 words

... Old remedy available to landlords for non-payment of rent in England and Wales which involved the landlord selling goods from the tenant to pay the outstanding amount (subject to restrictions on the types of goods that could be taken, and the procedure used). It was much criticized on human rights grounds, and also that it was not consistent with the implied covenant that landlords should allow their tenant to have quiet enjoyment. Therefore, in 2014 it was abolished and replaced by Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR)...

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A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
45 words

... A state of motivation relating to * stress that the animal is unable to cope with. An animal may be in distress as a result of physical environmental factors, such as excessive cold or heat, or as a result of * social interactions or * predator avoidance...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
69 words

... The seizure of goods as security for the performance of an obligation. The two principal situations covered by the remedy of distress are (1) between landlord and tenant when the rent is in arrears; and (2) when goods are unlawfully on an occupier's land and have done or are doing damage. In the latter case the occupier may detain the chattel until compensation is paid for the...

respiratory distress

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
57 words

...distress severe difficulty in achieving adequate oxygenation in spite of significant efforts to breathe: it is usually associated with increased respiratory rate and the use of accessory muscles in the chest wall. It can occur in both obstructive and nonobstructive lung conditions. See adult respiratory distress syndrome ; airway obstruction ; dyspnoea ; respiratory distress syndrome ; stridor...

emotional distress

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...emotional distress A term used in legal circumstances (e.g., in torts ) to describe damage of a nonphysical or pathological nature for which people may seek to claim compensation. ...

financial distress

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

Reference type:
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Current Version:
2005

...distress . A condition for a firm where it either cannot meet or has difficulty in meeting its fixed charges. See bankruptcy ; Chapter 11 ; insolvency ; workout...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
142 words

...distress The situation in which the activity of a business is influenced by the possibility of impending insolvency. The costs of distress can be divided into those related to bankruptcy and those incurred without bankruptcy. The costs of bankruptcy are those directly incurred in winding up or restructuring the business. The costs short of bankruptcy are those arising from a sudden change in suppliers’ and customers’ behaviour, prompted by their concerns over dealing with a potentially insolvent firm. They also include costs engendered by the diversion...

financial distress

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...distress A situation in which the activity of a business is influenced by the possibility of impending insolvency. The costs of distress can be divided into those related to bankruptcy and those incurred without bankruptcy. The costs of bankruptcy are those directly incurred in winding up or restructuring the business. The costs short of bankruptcy are those arising from a sudden change in suppliers’ and customers’ behaviour, prompted by their concerns over dealing with a potentially insolvent firm. They also include costs engendered by the diversion...

respiratory distress

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A Dictionary of Nursing (8 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
34 words

...distress n. severe difficulty in achieving adequate oxygenation in spite of significant efforts to breathe. It is usually associated with increased breathing rate and the use of accessory muscles in the chest...

financial distress

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
142 words

...distress The situation in which the activity of a business is influenced by the possibility of impending insolvency. The costs of distress can be divided into those related to bankruptcy and those incurred without bankruptcy. The costs of bankruptcy are those directly incurred in winding up or restructuring the business. The costs short of bankruptcy are those arising from a sudden change in suppliers’ and customers’ behaviour, prompted by their concerns over dealing with a potentially insolvent firm. They also include costs engendered by the diversion...

respiratory distress

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
59 words

...respiratory distress Severe difficulty in achieving adequate oxygen in the lungs in spite of efforts to breathe; it is usually associated with an increased rate of breathing ( respiratory rate ) and the use of muscles of the shoulder, girdle, and chest wall together with the diaphragm. It can occur in both obstructive and non-obstructive lung...

distress signals

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
713 words

... signals , a means of calling for help or assistance at sea. All ships over 300 tonnes are required to have equipment specified by Global Maritime Distress and Safety System ( GMDSS ) regulations. The following list of distress signals includes some of the required equipment, but is primarily intended as a guide for the crews of those vessels who cannot use such equipment because of malfunction, loss of power, etc. It must be understood that these signals must only be used if the vessel displaying or sending them is in imminent danger and that help is...

mental distress

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
79 words

...mental distress (pure mental distress or nervous shock ) In the UK and USA, pure mental distress will sound in damages for intentional torts (see Hunter v Canary Wharf Ltd [ 1997 ] AC 655), but not in Australia. Pure mental distress, in the sense of the experience of negative emotions such as shame or horror (as opposed to psychiatric illness) does not sound in damages unless it was a consequence of infringement of a legal right or a bodily (physical)...

signal of distress

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

...of distress a visual, audible, or radio signal indicating that the sender is in distress or otherwise requires...

warrant of distress

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Law
Length:
22 words

...of distress A court order giving the power to seize goods from a debtor to pay his creditors. See also distress...

distress relief quotient

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

... relief quotient n. The ratio of verbal expressions of distress to verbal expressions of relief in a sequence of discourse, sometimes used as an index to track the process of improvement in psychotherapy or counselling...

respiratory distress syndrome

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...respiratory distress syndrome A serious, sometimes fatal, condition of newborns, usually caused by hyaline membrane disease, sometimes by acute respiratory infection. In adults, this was manifest in the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome ( SARS ) in 2003 . ...

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