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attach

(Join), verb add, add as an accessory, adfigere, adhere, adjoin, adligare, affix, agglutinate, annex, append, assemble, bind, cohere, combine, conjoin, connect, couple, embody, embrace, fasten, fasten together, insert, link, make one, merge, put together, subjoin, supplement, unite
Associated concepts: attach exhibits

attach

(Seize), verb adeem, annex, appropriate, confiscate, disseise, distrain, distress, exact, garnish, impound, impress, levy, overcome, preempt, press, replevy, retake, secure, seize summarily, sequester, sequestrate, take, take over, take possession of, take summarily, usurp
Associated concepts: attach property, provisional remedy
See also: abridge, abut, add, adhere, affiliate, affix, annex, append, ascribe, bond, border, bound, cement, cohere, combine, condemn, confiscate, conjoin, connect, contact, deprive, distrain, divest, fix, garnish, impound, impress, impute, join, levy, lock, seize, sequester

attach

to arrest or take a person or property with lawful authority; see ATTACHMENT.

TO ATTACH, crim. law, practice. To an attachment for contempt for the non- take or apprehend by virtue of the order of a writ or precept, commonly called an attachment. It differs from an arrest in this, that he who arrests a man, takes him to a person of higher power to be disposed of; but be who attaches, keeps the party attached, according to the exigency of his writ, and brings him into court oh the day assigned. Kitch. 279; Bract. lib. 4; Fleta, lib. 5, c. 24; 17 S. & R. 199.

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If such a spirit should infest the councils of the Union, the most certain road to the accomplishment of its aim would be to employ the State officers as much as possible, and to attach them to the Union by an accumulation of their emoluments.
As long as the connection subsists between his reason and his self-love, his opinions and his passions will have a reciprocal influence on each other; and the former will be objects to which the latter will attach themselves.
His affection was proved to have been sincere, and his conduct cleared of all blame, unless any could attach to the implicitness of his confidence in his friend.
The more I think of it," she cried, "the more am I convinced that you are doing quite right; and though I should never have selected Fanny Price as the girl most likely to attach you, I am now persuaded she is the very one to make you happy.
They will now see what sort of woman it is that can attach me, that can attach a man of sense.
To those, however, he was very well disposed to attach himself.
On the day of our arrival at the chateau, as soon as he saw us, he put his watch in his pocket and picked up his cane from the ground--a proceeding to which I was perhaps wrong not to attach some importance.
I profited by my lesson learned through raising the shears and then climbing them to attach the guys.
Although I attach no sort of credit to the fantastic Indian legend of the gem, I must acknowledge, before I conclude, that I am influenced by a certain superstition of my own in this matter.
If a contribution of property other than cash is made and the amount claimed as a deduction exceeds $500, the taxpayer must attach a properly completed Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions, to the return.
Grapevine is my favorite, particularly because of the curly tendrils that the vine uses to attach itself to trees and other objects.
The most common mistake people make when they attach to a tree," he says, "is that that the framing members of the tree house are immediately adjacent to the trunk of the tree, and of course that's untenable because the tree has to grow.