at·torn | \ə-ˈtərn \
attorned; attorning; attorns

Definition of attorn 

intransitive verb

: to agree to be tenant to a new owner or landlord of the same property

Other Words from attorn

attornment \-mənt \ noun

First Known Use of attorn

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for attorn

Middle English attournen, from Anglo-French aturner to prepare, designate, attorn, from a- (from Latin ad-) + turner to turn

Anglo-French aturner to transfer (allegiance of a tenant to another lord), from Old French atorner to turn (to), arrange, from a- to + torner to turn

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at·torn | \ə-ˈtərn \

Legal Definition of attorn 

: to agree to be the tenant of a new landlord or owner of the same property

Other Words from attorn

attornment noun

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