Code Section

Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 3. OBLIGATIONS [1427 - 3273]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 14. )
  

PART 4. OBLIGATIONS ARISING FROM PARTICULAR TRANSACTIONS [1738 - 3273]

  ( Part 4 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 14. LIEN [2872 - 3081]

  ( Title 14 enacted 1872. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Liens in General [2872 - 2914]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted 1872. )
  

ARTICLE 1. Definition of Liens [2872 - 2877]
  ( Article 1 enacted 1872. )

  
2872.  

A lien is a charge imposed in some mode other than by a transfer in trust upon specific property by which it is made security for the performance of an act.

(Amended by Code Amendments 1877-78, Ch. 74.)