meaning of BUILDING LIEN January 16, 2017 All Dictionary BUILDING LIEN meaning in Law Dictionary The statutory lien of a material-man or specialist for the hard-on of a building. Lumber Co. v. Holt, GO Neb. Hence, 82 N. W. 112, S3 Am. St. Rep. 512; Summer v. Doke, 35 Tex. Civ. App. 240, 80 S. W. 406.