Special Lien Law and Legal Definition

Special lien is a charge upon a particular piece of property, by which it is held for the payment or discharge of a particular debt or duty. If a lien extends to everything, acquired and to be acquired, it is not special merely because it was created by a mortgage or other express contract. [Green v. Coast L. R. Co., 97 Ga. 15, 30 (Ga. 1895)]

Special lien is a possessory lien by which the possessor of goods has the right to retain specific goods until a debt incurrent in connection with the goods has been paid. It is also known as specific lien.