inchoate lien

Definition of "inchoate lien"
  1. A claim to another's property that is not yet fully established because certain steps or conditions are still incomplete
How to use "inchoate lien" in a sentence
  1. The bank placed an inchoate lien on the property while waiting for the loan payment.
  2. The judgment resulted in an inchoate lien because further calculation of interests was required.
  3. Because of unfinished paperwork, the garage held an inchoate lien on the car.

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