landlord's lien

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Noun1.landlord's lien - lien on a tenant's property for the satisfaction of unpaid rent or property damage; the landlord is given the status of a preferred creditor with regard to the tenant's property
lien - the right to take another's property if an obligation is not discharged
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Under the provisions of the 10-year lease, the landlord has filed a landlord's lien on Shockley's company's personal property, which has been abandoned to the landlord, the report said.
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