lie


lie
lie /'lī/ vi lay /'lā/, lain, /'lān/, ly·ing: to be sustainable or capable of being maintained: have grounds under the law
holding that an action of battery would lieScott v. Bradford, 606 P.2d 554 (1979)
remedies for misrepresentation...will not lie for misstatements of opinion — W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton
appeals from the Tax Court lie to the...Circuit Court — D. Q. Posin
lie in grant: to be transferable legally only by grant

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

lie
I noun calumny, deceit, deception, distortion, fabrication, false statement, falsehood, falsification, falsity, falsum, fiction, fraud, intentional distortion, intentional exaggeration, intentional misstatement, intentional untruth, invention, mendacity, mendacium, misrepresentation, misstatement, perversion, prevarication, untruth associated concepts: defamation, libel, perjury, polygraph test, slander II (be sustainable) verb be allowable, be appropriate, be available, be established, be evident, be fitting, be permissible, be permitted, be possible, be proper, be suitable, be suited, be supportable, be warranted, exist, extend, stand III (falsify) verb be dishonest, be untruthful, bear false witness, belie, commit perjury, concoct, counterfeit, deceive, delude, deviate from the truth, dissimulate, equivocate, fable, fabricate, falsify, fib, fool, forswear, invent, mentiri, misguide, misinform, mislead, misrepresent, misstate, palter, perjure oneself, pervert, pretend, prevaricate, represent falsely, swear falsely, tell a falsehood, tell an untruth associated concepts: false testimony, lie detector, perjury IV index bear false witness, canard, deceive, deception, equivocate, evade (deceive), fabricate (make up), fake, false pretense, falsehood, falsify, fiction, figment, hoax, invent (falsify), misguide, mislead, misrepresent, misrepresentation, misstate, misstatement, palter, perjure, posture (attitude), pretend, pretense (pretext), pretext, prevaricate, rest (be supported by), story (falsehood), subterfuge

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


lie
v.
(1) To intentionally make a false statement; to tell an untruth.
(2) For an action or claim to be sustainable or admissible.
n.
A falsehood or untruth told intentionally to mislead someone.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


lie
v. Available, to exist. Example: No cause of action will lie for trespass if the landowner gave his permission to enter onto the land.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • lie — Ⅰ. lie [1] ► VERB (lying; past lay; past part. lain) 1) be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface. 2) be or remain in a specified state. 3) reside or be found. 4) …   English terms dictionary

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