choate lien
choate lien see lien

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

choate lien
noun according to law, allowed, binding, brought to fruition, compulsory, consummated, enforceable, finished, lawful, legal, legalized, legitimate, legitimized, matured, obligatory, official, perfected, ratified, refined, validated

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

choate lien
A lien that has been perfected and can be enforced.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • choate lien — /kowat liyn/ Lien which is perfected so that nothing more need be done to make it enforcible. Identity of lienor, property subject to lien and amount of lien are all established. Walker v. Paramount Engineering Co., C.A.Mich., 353 F.2d 445, 449;… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • lien — / lēn/ n [Anglo French, bond, obligation, literally, tie, band, from Old French, from Latin ligamen, from ligare to bind]: a charge or encumbrance upon property for the satisfaction of a debt or other duty that is created by agreement of the… …   Law dictionary

  • Lien — For other uses, see Lien (disambiguation). Property law …   Wikipedia

  • choate — /kowat/ That which has become perfected or ripened as e.g. a choate lien (q.v.) …   Black's law dictionary

  • legal — le·gal / lē gəl/ adj [Latin legalis, from leg lex law] 1: of or relating to law or the processes of law a legal question take legal action 2 a: deriving authority from or founded on law a legal tariff rate a legal government …   Law dictionary

  • legitimate — le·git·i·mate 1 /lə ji tə mət/ adj [Medieval Latin legitimatus, past participle of legitimare to give legal status to, from Latin legitimus legally sanctioned, from leg , lex law] 1: conceived or born of parents lawfully married to each other or… …   Law dictionary

  • official — of·fi·cial 1 n: one who holds or is invested with an office esp. in government a municipal official official 2 adj 1: of, relating to, or holding an office, position, or trust official duties 2: fully authorized an official policy of t …   Law dictionary

  • perfected — per·fect·ed /pər fek təd/ adj: completed in accordance with statutory procedure for giving notice and thereby having a status of priority over security interests that are the subject of such procedure at a later date or that are not the subject… …   Law dictionary

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