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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.
In summary, our main aim was to test how each of the attachment styles was uniquely related to subtypes of withdrawal behavior with urban Chinese boys and girls in middle childhood.
Hypothesis 1a: Secure attachment will have a negative association with shyness.
Dismissive individuals often escape attachment completely because they want a high level of freedom (Beyder-Kamjou, 2004; Turner, 2008).
The rejection sensitivity model wasformed out of attribution and attachment explanations of behavioral relationship.
Although attachment to God is being investigated for its contribution to well-being outcomes, it represents only one part of a Christian's religious experience.
Drawing from the romantic attachment literature (e.
Becerra & Mac Entee (1987) has described the other system of classifying the attachment to provide an overview of the designs available and to identify the common feature of each class.
Rotational--eg:Gerber hinge (Cendres and Metaux), Gaerny hinge (APM Sterngold), The Dalbo attachment.
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).
The basic premise of attachment theory is that individual's experiences with the emotional availability of attachment figures in their lives shape their feelings of self security and trust in others (Bowlby, 1980).