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  • the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim
    • Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien
  • extreme physical pain
    • the patient appeared to be in distress
  • a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
    • a ship in distress
    • she was the classic maiden in distress
  • psychological suffering
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress
  • cause mental pain to
    • The news of her child's illness distressed the mother
  • bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
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