factor's lien

Definition of "factor's lien"
  1. A legal claim that a factor, or an agent in charge of selling goods, has on items in their custody as collateral to ensure payment of the owed amount
How to use "factor's lien" in a sentence
  1. Because the consignor did not pay the agreed amount on time, the factor's lien applied and the factor kept possession of the goods.
  2. The unpaid balance by the company triggered a factor's lien on the consigned merchandise held by the sales agent.
  3. The factor exercised their right of a factor's lien to ensure they received the due amount from the seller.

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