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lien

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noun \ˈlēn, ˈlē-ən\

Simple Definition of lien

  • law : a legal claim that someone or something has on the property of another person until a debt has been paid back

Full Definition of lien

  1. 1 :  a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty ordinarily arising by operation of law

  2. 2 :  the security interest created by a mortgage

Origin of lien

Anglo-French lien, loyen bond, restraint, from Latin ligamen, from ligare to bind — more at ligature


First Known Use: 1531


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lien

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noun li·en \ˈlī-ən, ˈlī-ˌen\

Medical Definition of lien

  1. :  spleen

  2. li·en·al \-əl\play adjective




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