Definition of distress warrant in English:

distress warrant

Line breaks: dis|tress war|rant

noun

Law
A warrant authorizing distraint: the landlord took out a distress warrant in respect of the outstanding rent
More example sentences
  • The distress warrant gives the bailiff the ability to seize goods to the value of the fine and add some on to cover their costs.
  • If the letter is ignored, the tax office will issue a ‘distress warrant’ demanding the taxpayers settle their tax obligation within 14 working days.
  • Magistrates were told he had been served with a bailiff's distress warrant last month.

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