Attachment

Definition of Attachment

At`tach´ment
n.1.The act attaching, or state of being attached; close adherence or affection; fidelity; regard; an passion of affection that binds a person; as, an attachment to a friend, or to a party.
2.That by which one thing is attached to another; connection; as, to cut the attachments of a muscle.
The human mind . . . has exhausted its forces in the endeavor to rend the supernatural from its attachment to this history.
- I. Taylor.
3.Something attached; some adjunct attached to an instrument, machine, or other object; as, a sewing machine attachment (i. e., a device attached to a sewing machine to enable it to do special work, as tucking, etc.).
4.(Giv. Law) A seizure or taking into custody by virtue of a legal process.

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