possessory lien
possessory lien
Charge for an unpaid debt, enforced by having physical custody of the asset to which the lien applies. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms)

United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012.


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  • Possessory Lien — Property that is in the hands of, or is possessed by, the individual who grants the lien. A lien is the claim that one person has over the property of another as security for the payment of a debt. In a possessory lien, the creditor has a right… …   Investment dictionary

  • possessory lien — A lien which continues only during the possession of the lienor …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Non-Possessory Lien — The legal claim against an asset in order to secure payment of the debtor s obligation. In a non possessory lien the lienor does not hold physical possession of the asset in question, only a legal right. For example, a creditor can place a non… …   Investment dictionary

  • attorney's possessory lien — See retaining lien …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • lien — / lēn/ n [Anglo French, bond, obligation, literally, tie, band, from Old French, from Latin ligamen, from ligare to bind]: a charge or encumbrance upon property for the satisfaction of a debt or other duty that is created by agreement of the… …   Law dictionary

  • Lien — For other uses, see Lien (disambiguation). Property law …   Wikipedia

  • lien — lien1 lienable, adj. /leen, lee euhn/, n. Law. the legal claim of one person upon the property of another person to secure the payment of a debt or the satisfaction of an obligation. [1525 35; < AF, OF < L ligamen tie, bandage, equiv. to liga(re) …   Universalium

  • possessory — Relating to possession; founded on possession; contemplating or claiming possession possessory action @ possessory claim The title of a pre emptor of public lands who has filed his declaratory statement but has not paid for the land @ possessory… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lien — The right of one person to retain possession of goods owned by another until the possessor s claims against the owner have been satisfied. In a general lien, the goods are held as security for all the outstanding debts of the owner, whereas in a… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • Maritime lien — Admiralty law History …   Wikipedia

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