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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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Comparatively, printing attachments and mailing them takes time to prepare.
Utilizing electronic attachments is less expensive than paper.
The FCC opened a docket to determine the appropriate rate for broadband connections and pole attachments.
The commission also seeks comment on its tentative conclusion that all broadband Internet access service attachments should be subject to a rate higher than the current cable rate but less than or equal to the telecommunications rate, regardless of the platform over which the services are provided.
Previous research on attachment has spanned the human developmental lifespan.
However, the focus on bonding with God has not addressed whether parental marital status predicts variability in attachment to God.
Since Bowlby's (1969) original conception of attachment theory, others have examined different aspects like attachment stability (e.
Kirkpatrick (1999) posited that many Christians view themselves to be in relationship with God and there are, in fact, many similarities between this perceived relationship with God and child-caregiver attachment processes.
CLASSIFICATION OF ATTACHMENTS: Attachments are classified in a number of ways: Bases on the method of fabrication and tolerance of fit: (6)
Mary Main was particularly impressed with what she found as a result of her studies regarding: (1) patterns of non-verbal behaviour in small children, (2) representations of attachment in 6 year-old children and (3) the form and content of parents' discourse during the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI).
According to classical approaches (Bowlby, 1969, 1979), attachment is defined as the emotional bond the child develops with caregivers, and which provides the emotional security that is essential for sound development of the personality.