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lie vi

lay [lā]
lain [lān]
: to be sustainable or capable of being maintained
: have grounds under the law [holding that an action of battery would "Scott v. Bradford, 606 P.2d 554 (1979)"] [remedies for misrepresentation…will not for misstatements of opinion "W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton"] [appeals from the Tax Court to the…Circuit Court "D. Q. Posin"]

lie in grant
: to be transferable legally only by grant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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