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English noun: lien

1. lien (possession) the right to take another's property if an obligation is not discharged

Broader (hypernym)security interest

Narrower (hyponym)artisan's lien, general lien, judgment lien, landlord's lien, mechanic's lien, tax lien, warehouseman's lien

2. lien (body) a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses


Broader (hypernym)lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue

Part holonymarteria lienalis, lienal artery, splenic artery, splenic vein, vena lienalis

Part meronymlymphatic system, systema lymphaticum

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