carrier's lien

Definition of "carrier's lien"
  1. The right of a carrier to hold onto goods until payment is made for transport services
How to use "carrier's lien" in a sentence
  1. The shipping company executed its carrier's lien when the customer failed to pay for the delivery charge, and consequently kept the goods.
  2. Due to unpaid freight costs, the carrier's lien was applied, and the shipment was not released.
  3. When the product's shipping fees weren't paid on time, the transport firm exercised their carrier's lien, withholding the package.

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