Attornment
Attornment At*torn"ment, n. [OF. attornement, LL. attornamentum. See {Attorn}.] (Law) The act of a feudatory, vassal, or tenant, by which he consents, upon the alienation of an estate, to receive a new lord or superior, and transfers to him his homage and service; the agreement of a tenant to acknowledge the purchaser of the estate as his landlord. --Burrill. Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Attornment — (from Fr. tourner , to turn ), in English real property law, is the acknowledgment of a new lord by the tenant on the alienation of land. Under the feudal system, the relations of landlord and tenant were to a certain extent reciprocal. So it was …   Wikipedia

  • attornment — noun agreement, arrangement, commitment, compact, condition, deal, liability, prerequisite, provision, proviso, requisite, stipulation, understanding Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 attornment …   Law dictionary

  • Attornment — The act of granting authority or jurisdiction to a party even though no legal rights exist. Attornment most commonly relates to laws regulating real property and is designed to acknowledge the relationship between the parties in a transaction.… …   Investment dictionary

  • attornment — /starnmsnt/ In feudal and old English law, a turning over or transfer by a lord of the services of his tenant to the grantee of his seigniory. Attornment is the act of a person who holds a leasehold interest in land, or estate for life or years,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • attornment — /starnmsnt/ In feudal and old English law, a turning over or transfer by a lord of the services of his tenant to the grantee of his seigniory. Attornment is the act of a person who holds a leasehold interest in land, or estate for life or years,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • attornment — noun see attorn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • attornment — See attorn. * * * …   Universalium

  • attornment — noun The consent of a tenant to the transfer of his relationship to his landlord to another person. Syn: traditio brevi manu See Also: attorn …   Wiktionary

  • attornment — n. transference; shift in allegiance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • attornment — at·torn·ment …   English syllables

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