attorn

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verb at·torn \ə-ˈtərn\

Definition of attorn

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to agree to be tenant to a new owner or landlord of the same property

attornment

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Origin and Etymology 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


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attorn

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intransitive verb at·torn \ə-ˈtərn\

Legal Definition of attorn

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

attornment

noun

Origin and Etymology of 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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