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How to Pronounce lien?

Correct pronunciation for the word "lien" is [lˈiːən], [lˈiːən], [l_ˈiː__ə_n].

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"Lien" in context

A lien is a legal right that a creditor has to an individual or company's property, such as a car or house, when a debt is owed to them. It is a sort of security interest in the property, and means that the creditor can force the sale of the property to recover the debt.

A lien can be created in a variety of ways, and depending on the jurisdiction, may be created voluntarily or involuntarily. Generally, a lien is created when a creditor loans money to the debtor, or when the creditor renders some type of service for which payment is to be made.

What are similar-sounding words for lien?

Usage over time for lien:

This graph shows how "lien" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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