retaining lien
retaining lien see lien

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • retaining lien — A possessory lien which attaches to client s papers, money and property which came into attorney s hands during course of his employment. Application of Fox, 22 Misc.2d 177, 198 N.Y.S.2d 789, 791. Attorney s right to retain possession of property …   Black's law dictionary

  • retaining lien — The lien of an attorney at law of common law origin but existing under statute in some jurisdictions, attaching to all papers, books, documents, securities, moneys, and property of the client coming into the possession of the attorney in the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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

  • general or retaining 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 — /liy(a)n/ A claim, encumbrance, or charge on property for payment of some debt, obligation or duty. Sullins v. Sullins, 65 Wash.2d 283, 396 P.2d 886, 888. Qualified right of property which a creditor has in or over specific property of his debtor …   Black's law dictionary

  • lien — /liy(a)n/ A claim, encumbrance, or charge on property for payment of some debt, obligation or duty. Sullins v. Sullins, 65 Wash.2d 283, 396 P.2d 886, 888. Qualified right of property which a creditor has in or over specific property of his debtor …   Black's law dictionary

  • LIEN — (Heb. שִׁעְבּוּד נְכָסִים, Shibud Nekhasim). The Concept Jewish law enables the creditor to exercise a lien over all the debtor s property, in addition to his remedies against the debtor personally. This lien automatically comes into existence on …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • attorney's lien — The right of an attorney at law to hold or retain in his possession the money or property of a client until his proper charges have been adjusted and paid. It requires no equitable proceeding for its establishment. Also a lien on funds in court… …   Black's law dictionary

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