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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A legal claim or hold on property, until a debt or charge is repaid.

Usage examples (39)
  • There was a lien on their house because they did not pay their taxes for two years.
  • Not to mention embarrassed if the lien is publicized.
  • EILEEN WILBUR, HOMEOWNER: When you see the word lien on your property, that made me stomach boil.
  • I say so b/c the word lien is not even specific to RE, it's a fairly common term - not pedantic in the least. for more
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