Translation of lien in Spanish:

lien

derecho de retención, n.

Pronunciation /liːn//ˈliːən//ˈli(ə)n/

noun

Law

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    (right)
    derecho de retención masculine
    to put a lien on sth embargar algo
    • The lien may be claimed and maintained so long as the article remains in the possession of the lien claimant.
    • The solicitors have claimed a lien on their file until their fees, which are substantial, are paid.
    • The plaintiff was legally entitled to register a lien for the proper amount.
    • It applies to all liens, including equitable liens where there may be proprietary interests.
    • Mrs. D. will transfer her interest in the matrimonial home to Mr. D. provided that she can lift the Legal Aid liens on the property to a payment agreement form.