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English definition of “attachment”

attachment

noun [C or U] (TAKING GOODS)    /əˈtætʃ.mənt/ UK specialized
the act of arresting a person for failing to obey the order of a court, or of officially taking their property because they have failed to pay money that they oweArresting and chargingPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
(Definition of attachment noun (TAKING GOODS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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