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Definitions of lien

  1. the right to take another's property if an obligation is not discharged Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. of Lie, v. i. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. of Lie. See Lain. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty; a right in one to control or hold and retain the property of another until some claim of the former is paid or satisfied. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A charge, lien, etc., that successively attaches to such assets as a person may have from time to time, leaving him more or less free to dispose of or encumber them as if no such charge or lien existed. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The spleen. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  8. The right of a secured creditor to grab a specific item of property if you don't pay a debt. Liens you agree to are called security interests, and include mortgages, home equity loans, car loans and personal loans for which you pledge property to guarantee repayment. Liens created without your consent are called nonconsensual liens, and include judgment liens (liens filed by a creditor who has sued you and obtained a judgment), tax liens and mechanics liens (liens filed by a contractor who worked on your house but wasn't paid).
  9. A charge, lien, etc., that successively attaches to such assets as a person may have from time to time, leaving him more or less free to dispose of or encumber them as if no such charge or existed. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A legal claim upon property; security for payment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Spleen. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  12. (law) A right in one to retain the property of another to pay a claim. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Pa.p. of LIE, to lie down. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A legal claim against property. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A legal claim on property. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A right to hold another's property in satisfaction of a claim. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. of Lie Webster Dictionary DB
  18. An obligation, tie, or claim annexed to, or attaching upon, any property, without satisfying which such property cannot be demanded by its owner. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. A qualified right of property which a creditor has in or over specific property of his debtor, as security for the debt or charge or for performance of some act. In every ease in which property, either real or personal, is charged with the payment of a debt or duty, every such charge may be denominated a lien on the property. Whitak. Liens, p. 1. A lien is a charge imposed upon specific property, by which it is made security for the performance of an act Code Civil Proc. Cal. thelawdictionary.org
  20. p. p. of Lie. See lain. dictgcide_fs
  21. l[=i]'en, or l[=e]'en, n. (law) a right in one to retain the property of another to pay a claim. [Fr., tie, band--L. ligamen--lig[=a]re, to bind.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. l[=i]'en (B.), pa.p. of lie, to lie down. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. A band, strap or garter, used in certain operations; as to tie patients during the operation of lithotomy; to fix the apparatus in fracture, etc. Also, the spleen. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  24. [Latin] The spleen. na
  25. Right to retain possession of property till debt due in respect of it is discharged. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. [Latin] Spleen. American pocket medical dictionary.
  27. [L.] (Anat.) The spleen. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. N. [Latin] A legal charge upon real or personal property for the satisfactIon of some debt or duty. Cabinet Dictionary

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