2009 California Civil Code - Section 2872-2877 :: Article 1. Definition Of LiensCIVIL CODE
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. 2873. Liens are either general or special. 2874. A general lien is one which the holder thereof is entitled to enforce as a security for the performance of all the obligations, or all of a particular class of obligations, which exist in his favor against the owner of the property. 2875. A special lien is one which the holder thereof can enforce only as security for the performance of a particular act or obligation, and of such obligations as may be incidental thereto. 2876. Where the holder of a special lien is compelled to satisfy a prior lien for his own protection, he may enforce payment of the amount so paid by him, as a part of the claim for which his own lien exists. 2877. Contracts of mortgage, pledge, bottomry, or respondentia, are subject to all the provisions of this Chapter.
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