distress englannista suomeksi
pula, hätä, ahdinko
(Cause of) discomfort.
(quote-book)| title=(w)| edition=1993| location=Sevenoaks, Kent| publisher=Bloomsbury| isbn=0 340 19547 9| page=122| passage=At any other time Jessamy would have laughed at the expressions that chased each other over his freckled face: crossness left over from his struggle with the baby; incredulity; distress; and finally delight.
An aversive state of stress to which a person cannot fully adapt.
A seizing of property without legal process to force payment of a debt.
The thing taken by distraining; that which is seized to procure satisfaction.
- If he were not paid, he would straight go and take a distress of goods and cattle.
- The distress thus taken must be proportioned to the thing distrained for.