LIENAL

lien

2 [lahy-uhn, -en]
noun Anatomy.
the spleen.

Origin:
1645–55; < Latin liēn spleen

lienal [lahy-een-l, lahy-uh-nl] , adjective
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lien (ˈliːən, liːn)
 
n
law a right to retain possession of another's property pending discharge of a debt
 
[C16: via Old French from Latin ligāmen bond, from ligāre to bind]

lienal (ˈlaɪənəl)
 
adj
of or relating to the spleen
 
[C19: from Latin lienspleen]

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lien
"right to hold property of another until debt is paid," 1531, from M.Fr. lien, from L. ligamen "bond," from ligare "to bind, tie" (see ligament).
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lien li·en (lī'ən, -ěn')
n.
The spleen.

lienal li·e·nal (lī'ə-nəl)
adj.
Splenic.

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lien [(leen, lee-uhn)]

A claim or right given to a creditor to secure payment of a debt, usually by sale of the debtor's property.

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