Definitions of attachment

  1. faithful support for a religion or cause or political party
  2. a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
  3. a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding
  4. That by which one thing is attached to another; connection; as, to cut the attachments of a muscle.
  5. Something attached; some adjunct attached to an instrument, machine, or other object; as, a sewing machine attachment ( i. e., a device attached to a sewing machine to enable it to do special work, as tucking, etc.).
  6. A seizure or taking into custody by virtue of a legal process.
  7. The writ or percept commanding such seizure or taking.
  8. The act attaching, or state of being attached; close adherence or affection; fidelity; regard; an passion of affection that binds a person; as, an attachment to a friend, or to a party.
  9. Adherence; fidelity; affection; that which connects, or the thing connected; in law, a seizure by legal process.
  10. A bond of fidelity or affection: the seizure of any one's goods or person by virtue of a legal process.
  11. Affection; legal seizure; addition to a machine.
  12. An attaching, or a being attached; adherence; affection; also, a bond; band; tie; appendage; adjunct; legal seizure.
  13. The act of attaching; that which attaches; the thing attached, or adjunct; adherence; fidelity; regard; affection; a taking of the person, goods, or estate by a writ or precept in a civil action, to secure a debt or demand; a writ directing the person or estate of a person to be taken, to secure his appearance before a court; foreign attachment, an arrest on property of the debtor in the hands of a third person.
  14. Seizing of goods by legal authority; warm affection; fidelity; strong regard to.