[ uh-tach-muhnt ]
/ əˈtætʃ mənt /


Origin of attachment

1400–50; late Middle English attachement seizure < Anglo-French. See attach, -ment


synonym study for attachment

5. See addition. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for attachment

British Dictionary definitions for attachment

/ (əˈtætʃmənt) /


a means of securing; a fastening
(often foll by to) affection or regard (for); devotion (to)attachment to a person or to a cause
an object to be attached, esp a supplementary partan attachment for an electric drill
the act of attaching or the state of being attached
  1. the arrest of a person for disobedience to a court order
  2. the lawful seizure of property and placing of it under control of a court
  3. a writ authorizing such arrest or seizure
law the binding of a debt in the hands of a garnishee until its disposition has been decided by the court
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