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Meaning of "lien" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LIEN

Via Old French from Latin ligāmen bond, from ligāre to bind.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LIEN

lien  [ˈliːən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lien is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LIEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lien

In law, a lien is a form of security interest granted over an item of property to secure the payment of a debt or performance of some other obligation. The owner of the property, who grants the lien, is referred to as the lienor and the person who has the benefit of the lien is referred to as the lienee. The etymological root is Anglo-French lien, loyen "bond", "restraint", from Latin ligamen, from ligare "to bind". In the United States, the term lien generally refers to a wide range of encumbrances and would include other forms of mortgage or charge. In the USA, a lien characteristically refers to non-possessory security interests. In other common-law countries, the term lien refers to a very specific type of security interest, being a passive right to retain property until the debt or other obligation is discharged. In contrast to the usage of the term in the USA, in other countries it refers to a purely possessory form of security interest; indeed, when possession of the property is lost, the lien is released.

Definition of lien in the English dictionary

The definition of lien in the dictionary is a right to retain possession of another's property pending discharge of a debt.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIEN


Achillean
ˌækɪˈliːən
Bodleian
bɒdˈliːən
Caribbean
ˌkærɪˈbiːən
Carolean
ˌkærəˈliːən
Damoclean
ˌdæməˈkliːən
eon
ˈiːən
Fijian
fiːˈdʒiːən
Galilean
ˌɡælɪˈliːən
Heraclean
ˌhɛrəˈkliːən
Heraklean
ˌhɛrəˈkliːən
herculean
ˌhɜːkjʊˈliːən
Ismailian
ˌɪzmɑːɪˈliːən
Korean
kəˈriːən
Periclean
ˌpɛrɪˈkliːən
pleon
ˈpliːən
Sophoclean
ˌsɒfəˈkliːən
spelaean
spɪˈliːən
spelean
spɪˈliːən
thalian
θəˈliːən
Tyrolean
ˌtɪrəʊˈliːən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIEN

lied
lief
liefly
liege
liege lord
liegedom
liegeless
liegeman
liegemen
Liegnitz
lienable
lienal
lienee
lienholder
lienor
lienteric
lientery
lier
lierne

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIEN

alien
Arien
bien
Cap-Haitien
Damien
Darien
Fukien
illegal alien
Isthmus of Darien
mien
Nigerien
O´Brien
Schlesien
sien
Skien
Ssu-ma Ch´ien
Talien
Tolkien
vaurien
Wien

Synonyms and antonyms of lien in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lien» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIEN

Find out the translation of lien to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lien from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lien» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

留置权
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lien
570 millions of speakers

English

lien
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ग्रहणाधिकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

امتياز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

селезенка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lien
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লিয়েন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

privilège
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lien
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zurückbehaltungsrecht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

先取特権
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유치권
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lien
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lien
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உரிமை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धारणाधिकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ipotek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vincolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zastaw
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

селезінка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lien
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ενεχύρου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

retensiereg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lien
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lien
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lien

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIEN»

The term «lien» is very widely used and occupies the 5.573 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lien

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIEN»

Discover the use of lien in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lien and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tax Lien$: The Complete Guide to Investing in New Jersey Tax ...
C.P.A."The most useful and focused work I've ever seen on tax lien investing, written by one of the top lawyers in the field. I wish this book was available when I started in the business.
Michael Pellegrino, 2005
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Physics of Photonic Devices
The most up-to-date book available on the physics of photonic devices This new edition of Physics of Photonic Devices incorporates significant advancements in the field of photonics that have occurred since publication of the first edition ...
Shun Lien Chuang, 2012
3
Day Trading the Currency Market: Technical and Fundamental ...
In this book Kathy Lien gives a deep insight into all the mechanisms that take place in the currency markets.
Kathy Lien, 2006
4
Investing Without Losing: The Beginner's Guide to Real ...
And most of which are being sold for pennies on the dollar of their market value!Investing Without Losing: The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Tax Lien & Tax Deed Auctions gives investors like you everything from the basic concepts of real ...
Don Sausa, Jody Ortiz, 2006
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The Complete Guide to Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens & ...
This book is a compilation of their secrets and proven successful ideas. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to purchase tax liens and deeds and earn enormous profits, then this book is for you.
Jamaine Burrell, 2006
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The Complete Guide to Mechanic's and Materialman's Lien Laws ...
The Complete Guide to Mechanic's and Materialman's Lien Laws of Texas is a comprehensive practice tool that covers the entire process of filing, perfecting, and foreclosing liens in a clear step-by-step manner.
Sterling W. Steves, Brenda T. Cubbage, 2011
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Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law
You'll get complete coverage of: Bid bonds Payment bonds Performance bonds Mechanics' liens Forms for preserving both lien and bond rights in each of the 50 states This indispensable three-volume reference is written by leading construction ...
Robert F. Cushman, Stephen D. Butler, 1995
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The 16% Solution: How to Get High Interest Rates in a Low ...
A comprehensive guide to personal finance and investment explains how to achieve the maximum financial yield in a time of low interest rates and a weak stock market, discussing such options as tax lien certificates and their benefits. 50 ...
Joel S. Moskowitz, 1994
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太极拳
The wife and disciple of the grand master explores the philosophical origins of tai-chi chuan and how it relates to the I Ching, and presents photographs of the master performing tai-chi's extant movements
Lien Ying Kuo, Simmone Kuo, 1999
10
Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market: Technical ...
After an engaging introduction to how the foreign exchange market has evolved over the last few years and a look at some of its historical milestones, this book quickly moves on to address the innovative trading insights that will enhance ...
Kathy Lien, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lien is used in the context of the following news items.
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EXCLUSIVE — Second Lien Slapped on Howard Stern's $52 Million …
PALM BEACH — A second West Palm Beach area contractor just slapped a lien on America's Got Talent judge Howard Stern's fancy Palm ... «Gossip Extra, Jul 15»
2
Pledging mutual fund units? Mark a lien | Business Line
Investors can pledge their mutual fund units as security to banks or other financial institutions and borrow against them. To do so, a lien has to ... «Hindu Business Line, Jul 15»
3
Las Cruces City Council to consider lien for Sonoma Ranch extension
LAS CRUCES >> An ordinance that could create a municipal lien for the construction of a proposed northern extension of Sonoma Ranch ... «Las Cruces Sun-News, Jul 15»
4
Board Takes No Action on Property Lien Issue
Lacking clear guidelines on how to rectify the situation, the St. Clair Board of Aldermen took no action last week to address a property with ... «The Missourian, Jul 15»
5
Lenders in Washington may not be able to rely upon lien release …
A recent lien foreclosure opinion published by Division II, Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Shelcon Const. Grp., LLC v. Haymond ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
6
Man Convicted for Filing $6.5M Lien Against Judge
A Houston federal jury convicted a so-called sovereign citizen of retaliation charges after he filed a fraudulent lien against Corpus Christi Senior ... «Texas Lawyer, Jul 15»
7
NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Island Estates Townhomes ... «Woodbury Bulletin, Jul 15»
8
Real property – Tax lien – Foreclosure
Where a plaintiff assignee of a municipal tax lien acquired title to a three-family dwelling by foreclosing the owners' right of redemption, the ... «Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Jul 15»
9
Washington State Medical Lien Requirements Take Effect This Month
Stricter requirements for the medical lien process used by healthcare providers will take effect in Washington on July 24, 2015. However, the ... «ACA International, Jul 15»
10
Felon headed back to prison for lien scheme on federal judge
A felon who authorities said retaliated against a federal judge and prosecutor by filing bogus liens contending they owed him millions of dollars ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Lien [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lien>. Dec 2019 ».
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