A right to keep possession of property belonging to another person until a debt owed by that person is discharged.
More example sentences
- The solicitors have claimed a lien on their file until their fees, which are substantial, are paid.
- The lien may be claimed and maintained so long as the article remains in the possession of the lien claimant.
- Mrs. D. will transfer her interest in the matrimonial home to Mr. D. provided that she can lift the Legal Aid liens on the property to a payment agreement form.
Definition of lien in:
- The British & World English dictionary