lien

Definitions

Accounting

Construction

  • A legal means of establishing or giving notice of a claim or an unsatisfied charge in the form of a debt, obligation, or duty. A lien is filed with government authorities against the title to real property. Liens must be adjudicated or satisfied before the title can be transferred. See also mechanic's lien.

Medical

  • prefix
    (written as lien-)
    spleen

Real Estate

  • noun the legal right to keep or sell someone else’s property as security for a debt
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