from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of arresting or stopping; obstruction; stoppage.
  • noun In Scots law: A process by which a creditor may attach money or movable property which a third person holds for behoof of his debtor. It bears a general resemblance to foreign attachment by the custom of London. See attachment. The arrest or detention of a criminal till he finds caution or surety to stand trial, or the securing of a debtor until he pays the debt or gives security for its payment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Scots Law) The arrest of a person, or the seizure of his effects; esp., a process by which money or movables in the possession of a third party are attached.
  • noun A stoppage or check.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The action of arresting (in any sense)


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