attorn

verb
at·​torn | \ ə-ˈtərn How to pronounce attorn (audio) \
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 \ ə-​ˈtərn-​mənt How to pronounce attorn (audio) \ 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

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The first known use of attorn was in the 15th century

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“Attorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attorn. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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attorn

intransitive verb
at·​torn | \ ə-ˈtərn How to pronounce attorn (audio) \

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

History and Etymology for attorn

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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