equitable lien

Definition of "equitable lien"
  1. A lien that a court places on someone's property to ensure fairness, such as in cases of embezzlement
How to use "equitable lien" in a sentence
  1. To ensure recovery of the stolen funds, the business was granted an equitable lien on the fraudster's assets.
  2. To resolve the dispute, the court might consider imposing an equitable lien on the defendant's property.
  3. The court issued an equitable lien to secure the interests of the victimized party.

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