verb \ə-ˈtərn\

Definition of ATTORN

intransitive verb
:  to agree to be tenant to a new owner or landlord of the same property
at·torn·ment \-mənt\ noun

Origin of ATTORN

Middle English attournen, from Anglo-French aturner to prepare, designate, attorn, from a- (from Latin ad-) + turner to turn
First Known Use: 15th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: attorney
Previous Word in the Dictionary: atto-
All Words Near: attorn

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up attorn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).