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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.
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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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It is clear that the most effective and reliable adhesive available for bonding orthodontic attachments at present are the composites.
Inadequacy of the bond strength between the orthodontic attachments and teeth or restorations to withstand orthodontic forces will lead to low success rate with adverse consequences on the cost and duration of orthodontic treatment, efficiency of appliance, and patient comfort (2, 3).
Bond strength of orthodontic attachments to enamel from unerupted and erupted young permanent teeth.