The expression means attachment of properties. Levying of distress shall be proportionate to the claim. Levying distress against very costly properties as against insignificant demand is excessive and so is the case where attachment is made on insignificant properties for a claim which is heavy. Such distresses are called excess distresses and they are liable to be set aside by the Court. While levying distress on immovable property, the Officer of the Court shall affix the notice of attachment on the property, and also at several places where public visit within the village or town concerned. The attachment notice is also exhibited at the revenue offices. In case the distress is levied against movable properties, the Officer of the Court may take custody of the same and entrust the properties to some third party on taking a bond. In case such procedure is not possible, the Officer levying distress may collect the movable into a particular place and keep them under lock and key.