Abuse of distress

Also found in: Idioms.
(Law) a wrongful using of an animal or chattel distrained, by the distrainer.
(Law) See under Abuse.

See also: Abuse, Distress

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Bello, head of the House committee on overseas workers' affairs, said on Tuesday that he learned about the abuse of distressed workers by labor officers from "unimpeachable sources" in the DFA.