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Distraint, or distress, is the procedure of seizing a person's goods to recover losses caused by that person's Unlawful behaviour. It is believed that a general right to distrain still exists in modern English law, although one would have to be very careful how it was exercised. In particular, it appears that one cannot use force to distrain goods.