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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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The circumstance is that not infrequently luck attaches itself to, say, the red, and does not leave it for a space of say, ten, or even fifteen, rounds in succession.
All this confusion, seen by the moon's light, presented a striking coup d'oeil; the half shadow enlarged every detail, and the light, that flatterer which only attaches itself to the polished side of things, courted upon each rusty musket the point still left intact, and upon every rag of canvas the whitest and least sullied part.
Our attaches at Vienna write to us about nothing else.
But it seems he talks English, and he attaches some sort of value to a charm round his neck.
Letterblair continued, "that she attaches no importance to the money.
I believe all the interest that attaches to it comes from the fact that it was built for a Christian church and then turned into a mosque, without much alteration, by the Mohammedan conquerors of the land.
All the value which attaches to Pythagoras, Paracelsus, Cornelius Agrippa, Cardan, Kepler, Swedenborg, Schelling, Oken, or any other who introduces questionable facts into his cosmogony, as angels, devils, magic, astrology, palmistry, mesmerism, and so on, is the certificate we have of departure from routine, and that here is a new witness.