Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Latin ligamen, from ligare 'to tie'

lien

noun
     
Related topics: Law
li‧en [countable + on]
lawSCL the legal right to keep something that belongs to someone who owes you money, until the debt has been paid

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