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Abuse of Distress

Definition of the noun Abuse of Distress

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  1. [idiomatic, legal] a wrongful using of an animal or chattel distrained, by the distrainer

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Google previewA Concise Legal Dictionary

by Charles Erehart Chadman

Abuse of distress is a wrongful using of a thing distraincd, by the distrainer. Abuse of process is a wrongful employment of a regular judicial proceeding. Abut . To touch ends. Abuttal. The end of a tract of land, or place where it touches the tract next to it. Strictly, or formerly, ends of a tract have been said to abut, sides to adjoin. Abutments: the ends of a bridge, or parts which touch the land. Abutting. Bounding upon; joining; in contact with. adAcsdemy. Originally, an associatiou formed for ...

Google previewA Concise Law Dictionary - For Students and Practitioners (2013)

by P. G. Osborn,

Abuse of Distress.

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

Abuse of distress. Where an animal that has been distrained is made use of, which makes the distrainer liable for a conversion. Abuse of process.

Google previewThe Progressive Dictionary of the English Language (1835)

A Supplementary Wordbook to All Leading Dictionaries of the United States and Great Britain by Samuel Fallows

Abuse of distress (Law), using an animal or chattel distrained, which makes the diatraiuer liable, as for wrongful appropriation. Ab use ful iieww (ab-flVful-iies), n. Want or absence of usefulness. [Probably coined by Mr. RUH- KIII. | And it depends on the person much mor« than on the article whether its usefulness or abuxpfnintfis will be the quality developed in it. Rtwkitt. A bus er (a-bflz er), n. Oue that deceives; a rav- isher. ' Next thou, th1 abttser of thy prince's ear.' Sir J. Denham.

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