lie /'lī/ vi lay /'lā/, lain, /'lān/, ly·ing: to be sustainable or capable of being maintained: have grounds under the lawholding that an action of battery would lie — Scott v. Bradford, 606 P.2d 554 (1979)remedies for misrepresentation...will not lie for misstatements of opinion — W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keetonappeals from the Tax Court lie to the...Circuit Court — D. Q. Posinlie in grant: to be transferable legally only by grant
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
calumny, deceit, deception, distortion, fabrication, false statement, falsehood, falsification, falsity, falsum, fiction, fraud, intentional distortion, intentional exaggeration, intentional misstatement, intentional untruth, invention, mendacity, mendacium, misrepresentation, misstatement, perversion, prevarication, untruth
associated concepts: defamation, libel, perjury, polygraph test, slander
(be sustainable) verb
be allowable, be appropriate, be available, be established, be evident, be fitting, be permissible, be permitted, be possible, be proper, be suitable, be suited, be supportable, be warranted, exist, extend, stand
be dishonest, be untruthful, bear false witness, belie, commit perjury, concoct, counterfeit, deceive, delude, deviate from the truth, dissimulate, equivocate, fable, fabricate, falsify, fib, fool, forswear, invent, mentiri, misguide, misinform, mislead, misrepresent, misstate, palter, perjure oneself, pervert, pretend, prevaricate, represent falsely, swear falsely, tell a falsehood, tell an untruth
associated concepts: false testimony, lie detector, perjury
bear false witness, canard, deceive, deception, equivocate, evade (deceive), fabricate (make up), fake, false pretense, falsehood, falsify, fiction, figment, hoax, invent (falsify), misguide, mislead, misrepresent, misrepresentation, misstate, misstatement, palter, perjure, posture (attitude), pretend, pretense (pretext), pretext, prevaricate, rest (be supported by), story (falsehood), subterfuge
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To intentionally make a false statement; to tell an untruth.(2) For an action or claim to be sustainable or admissible.n.A falsehood or untruth told intentionally to mislead someone.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
v. Available, to exist. Example: No cause of action will lie for trespass if the landowner gave his permission to enter onto the land.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.