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general liennoun [C]

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an ​officialorder that gives a ​person or ​organization the ​right to ​keepproperty that belongs to someone who ​owes them ​money until the ​debt is ​paid back, whether the ​property is ​related to the ​debt or not: a general lien against sb The ​carrier shall have a ​generallien against the ​owner of the ​goods for any ​moniesdue to the ​carrier.
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