a lien subordinate to a previous or preferred lien.
Lexical Investigations: Sustainability
This may come as a surprise, but the link between sustainability and environmentalism is actually fairly recent. Before 1980, sustainability was an uncommon variant of sustainable, as in “capable of being upheld,” and it could be used in any context. But in 1980 that all changed when the International Union for the Conservation of Nature published the World Conservation Strategy, including an entire section called …
I Now Pronounce You: 10 Unusual Wedding Words
Read more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019