lien means: Legal claim on real or personal property in order to pay a debt. A mortgage is one example. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does lien mean?

  • Unpaid debt that is causing a claim on a portion of property of another person. This acts as an encumbrance until the debt is paid. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • A right to claim another person’s property in security of a debt. (in Merlin Dictionary)