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Attachment

The seizure of property, especially (but not necessarily) real estate, from a defendant in a lawsuit in anticipation of its award to a plaintiff. Attachment occurs when a judge believes that the plaintiff will prevail in the suit and, therefore, permits the seizure. However, if the defendant does prevail in the end, the judge must compensate her with a bond to cover any potential damages the plaintiff causes.

attachment

The legal process of seizing real or personal property for the payment of nonmortgage debts such as tax liens or judgments.

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This measurement allows for the laser energy to penetrate the tissue and reduce the bacterial load without the fiber actually touching the epithelial attachment at the bottom of the pocket.
10) This classification divides the root into coronal, crestal and apical portions: coronal being defined as 'coronal to the crestal bone and epithelial attachment'; crestal being defined as 'at the level of the epithelial attachment and crestal bone' and apical being defined as 'apical to the crestal bone and epithelial attachment'.