carrier's lien
car·ri·er's lien see lien

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

carrier's lien
See lien.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


carrier's lien
The right of an individual or organization that publicly advertises itself for hire for the transportation of goods to keep possession of the cargo it has delivered to a destination until the person who is liable to pay the freight charges plus any other expenses incurred by its shipment has done so.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


carrier's lien
The right of an individual or organization that publicly advertises itself for hire for the transportation of goods to keep possession of the cargo it has delivered to a destination until the person who is liable to pay the freight charges plus any other expenses incurred by its shipment has done so.

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