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The civil law right of retention is the creditor’s right to retain and have realized, upon maturity of the claim, movable property or securities which are in his possession in connection with the claim (connectedness) or from business dealings with the debtor’s will and which he would otherwise be obliged to surrender, in order to satisfy his claim.

Term-Nr.: 749

German: Retentionsrecht (690)

Source: LK-Lötscher, 11.05.2020

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