Lien Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Lien, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Lien?

(n) Lien is the authority of the person holding or otherwise in custody or control of an article or property, rights etc, to use them for recovering the amount payable to him by the owner of such assets, property or rights. There are different type and functional lien like a landlords lien on the property of tenant left over the rented property. Lien other than government lien is enforceable in the order its occurrence