attorn

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English attournen, from Old French atorner (designate), from a- (to) + torner (turn).

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attorn (third-person singular simple present attorns, present participle attorning, simple past and past participle attorned)

  1. (intransitive, law) To transfer one's obligations from a person to another person.
  2. (intransitive, law) To consent to the transfer of one's obligations as tenant under a lease to a new landlord.

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