Lief vs Lien - What's the difference?

lief | lien |


As a noun lief

is body.

As a verb lien is

.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

lief

English

Adjective

  • (archaic) beloved, dear, agreeable
  • (archaic) willing
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    Adverb

  • (archaic, except UK dialectal) Readily, willingly.
  • * 1869 , RD Blackmoore, Lorna Doone , II:
  • these great masters of the art, who would far liefer see us little ones practice it, than themselves engage [...].
    I'd as lief have one as t'other.

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    lien

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A tendon.
  • (legal) A legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty.
  • * 2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 7:
  • Bodin deemed the king of France's power as absolute in the sense that the ruler was ‘absolved’ by divine sanction from legally binding liens and restrictions.

    Derived terms

    * lienholder

    Verb

    (head)
  • (Bible, archaic)
  • If no man have lien with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness, being under thy husband, be thou free from this water of bitterness that causeth the curse...

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