Origin of lien1
Definition for lien (2 of 2)
Origin of lien2
Examples from the Web for lien
But Lien was a 33 year-old e-commerce executive with his young family.
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.
By a lien is meant the right of the bailee to retain possession until the value of his labor or material has been received.
Most of these people are in debt to traders in Santarem, who trust them to an unlimited extent, taking a lien upon their crops.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
The sale of the property was threatened by those who held the lien on the church.History of Linn County Iowa|Luther A. Brewer
"You do ce'tainly remind me of a lien with one chick, Steve," laughed Dick.A Daughter of the Dons|William MacLeod Raine
When several guests go together, the lien extends to all their goods.
British Dictionary definitions for lien
Word Origin for lien
Word Origin and History for lien
"right to hold property of another until debt is paid," 1530s, from Middle French lien "a band or tie," from Latin ligamen "bond," from ligare "to bind, tie" (see ligament).