Law. the legal claim of one person upon the property of another person to secure the payment of a debt or the satisfaction of an obligation.
- lien·a·ble, adjective
Other definitions for lien (2 of 2)
- li·e·nal [lahy-een-l, lahy-uh-nl], /laɪˈin l, ˈlaɪ ə nl/, adjective
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How to use lien in a sentence
The tax code sets guidelines around what it calls extraordinary collection actions, which include lawsuits, garnishments and liens for unpaid hospital bills.Nonprofit Hospital Almost Never Gave Discounts to Poor Patients During Collections, Documents Show | by Wendi C. Thomas, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism | December 4, 2020 | ProPublica
The agency, he added, is “not issuing new garnishments or liens at this time” and has also requested discretion to waive PUA overpayments.He Made a Minor Mistake Filling Out an Unemployment Form. Then the State Demanded $14,990 From Him. | by Ava Kofman | October 29, 2020 | ProPublica
Others garnish tax refunds or paychecks, put a lien on properties and bank accounts or even take claimants to court.He Made a Minor Mistake Filling Out an Unemployment Form. Then the State Demanded $14,990 From Him. | by Ava Kofman | October 29, 2020 | ProPublica
Approval also means a business status check into litigation history, including past judgments and previous liens filed against it.What’s behind the badge that powers Google’s local trust layer? | Justin Sanger | October 13, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Republicans in the Florida Senate, led by Brandes, pushed for a version of the law that would have permitted felons to vote once a judge converted the debts to civil liens — a common practice once a felon is no longer imprisoned or on probation.In Florida, the Gutting of a Landmark Law Leaves Few Felons Likely to Vote | by Lawrence Mower and Langston Taylor, Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times | October 7, 2020 | ProPublica
lien had been taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he was treated and released.
lien kept going and the bikers pursued him, horns beeping, the big buzz now sounding frenzied, furious.
They cut in and out were generally so reckless that lien became one of 200 citizens who called 911 about bikers that day.
lien and Ng were celebrating a much happier marker, their first wedding anniversary.
But lien was a 33 year-old e-commerce executive with his young family.
A corporation has no lien on its stock for the indebtedness of the owner unless conferred by charter or statute.
He has a special interest or property in them, and a lien thereon for advances in money that he may make to the owners.
A garage keeper is generally allowed a lien on an automobile for storage and repairs.
A vendor or seller of property, may have for the money he is to receive a lien, which is nearly the same thing as a mortgage.
A subsequent purchaser would be affected by this lien, however innocent he might be of its existence.
British Dictionary definitions for lien
law a right to retain possession of another's property pending discharge of a debt
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Cultural definitions for lien
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