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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.


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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Since the original research in the area of attachment, researchers have (a) applied attachment process and theory to romantic relationships (Freeney & Noller, 1990; Hazan & Shaver, 1987), (b) utilized Ainsworth et al.
Beck and McDonald's (2004) formulation of the Attachment to God Inventory (AGI) provided a means for direct assessment of individuals' attachment bonding with God.
Through two studies, the current research investigated the hypotheses that attachment theory can provide a framework for understanding individual differences in relationships within church or faith-based congregations and that, similar to other domains of attachment, individual differences in attachment to church family may predict differences in well-being among Christian believers.
Study 1 tested the hypothesis that secure attachment to God and church family would predict greater spiritual and psychological well-being.
Rigid (non-resilient) attachments are the first class.
With adjustment potential: Constant insertion and removal of the prosthesis will cause the attachments to wear, so that some form of adjustment is desirable.
It has been established that two types of attachment styles exist, namely anxious and avoidant.
In addition, as the mother is usually the parent who is the primary caregiver (Howes, 1999), and maternal sensitivity in parenting has been found to be the most important predictor of the development of an infant's secure attachment in the mother-child relationship (Ainsworth, 1973; Teti, Gelfand, Messinger, & Isabella, 1995), we believed that understanding how maternal attachment in childhood is transferred to adult attachment could provide incremental insights into attachment and parenting theory.
Attachment bonds should be understood as the working of a system, not that of an individual.
This NPRM resulted from many complaints about pole attachments.
Based on the image that individuals have of themselves and of others, Bartholomew & Horowitz (1991) drew up a new classification of attachment styles in adults, taking into account two dimensions: the image of others (as figures who can be trusted and who are accessible) and the image of the self (evaluation of oneself as someone who is worthwhile and elicits (or not) interest in others).