Definition of distress warrant in English:

distress warrant


  • A warrant authorizing distraint.

    ‘the landlord took out a distress warrant in respect of the outstanding rent’
    • ‘Magistrates were told he had been served with a bailiff's distress warrant last month.’
    • ‘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.’