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attornment Line breaks: at¦torn|ment
Pronunciation: /əˈtəːnm(ə)nt/

Definition of attornment in English:


[mass noun] Law
The formal transference of something to someone else.
Example sentences
  • It seems that there cannot be an attornment when the third party holds the borrower's property in bulk with those of others, such that it is not identifiable, e.g. grain in a silo.
  • His subsequent procedural failures under Florida law do not invalidate that attornment.
  • The attornment is much less drastic and intrusive into the rights of the mortgagee.

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