distress sale

/dɪ'stres seɪl/ noun
a sale of goods at low prices to pay a company’s debts

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  • distress — I. noun Etymology: Middle English destresse, from Anglo French destresce, from Vulgar Latin *districtia, from Latin districtus, past participle of distringere Date: 13th century 1. a. seizure and detention of the goods of another as pledge or to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • distress — dis·tress n [Anglo French destrece, literally, tightness, anguish, deprivation, from Old French, ultimately from Late Latin districtus severe, from past participle of distringere to hinder, punish see distrain] 1: seizure and detention of the… …   Law dictionary

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  • Distress Price — When a firm chooses to mark down the price of an item or service instead of discontinuing the product or service altogether. A distress price usually comes about in tough market conditions when the sale of a particular product or service has… …   Investment dictionary

  • distress selling — /dɪ stres ˌselɪŋ/ noun the sale of goods cheaply in order to pay off debts ● Difficult circumstances forced the producers to resort to distress selling …   Marketing dictionary in english

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