meaning of attachment

1. 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.
That by which one thing is attached to another; connection; as, to cut the attachments of a muscle.
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. ).
A seizure or taking into custody by virtue of a legal process.
The writ or percept commanding such seizure or taking.

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