What is Judgment Lien?

Legal Definition
Debt-repayment security for one or more creditors when a court order places a claim on a debtor's property situated within the court's jurisdiction. Also refer to attachment.
Legal Definition
A lien binding the real estate of a judgment debtor, in favor of the holder of the judgment, and giving the latter a right to levy on the land for the satisfaction of his judgment to the exclusion of other adverse interests subsequent to the judgment. Ashton v. Slater, 19 Minn. 351 (Gil. 300); Shirk v. Thomas, 121 Ind. 147, 22 N. E. 076, 16 Am. St. Rep. 381.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A lien on the real property of the judgment debtor which attaches upon the entry or recording of the judgment.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Court ordered lien placed against a property when the owner fails to pay a debt.