A claim upon a part of another's property that arises because of an unpaid debt related to that property and that operates as an encumbrance on the property until the debt is satisfied.
A claim on the property of another as security for the payment of a just debt.
Webster's New World
A security interest, held by a creditor in a debtor’s property, to secure a loan.
Webster's New World Law
- real security
- security on property
- hold on property
- right to dispose of property
(biblical, archaic) Alternative form of lain.
If no man have lien with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness, being under thy husband, be thou free from this water of bitterness that causeth the curse...
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