lien

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French lien, from Latin ligāmen (a bond), from ligō (tie, bind).

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Noun[edit]

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lien (plural liens)

  1. (obsolete) A tendon.
  2. (law) A legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 7:
      Bodin deemed the king of France's power as absolute in the sense that the ruler was ‘absolved’ by divine sanction from legally binding liens and restrictions.

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lien

  1. (biblical, archaic) Alternative form of lain.
    If no man have lien with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness, being under thy husband, be thou free from this water of bitterness that causeth the curse...

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Latin ligamen (bond), from ligare (to bind), present active infinitive of ligo.

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lien m (plural liens)

  1. link

Latin[edit]

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liēn m (genitive liēnis); third declension

  1. spleen

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative liēn liēnēs
genitive liēnis liēnum
dative liēnī liēnibus
accusative liēnem liēnēs
ablative liēne liēnibus
vocative liēn liēnēs

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Noun[edit]

lien

  1. definite singular of lie