foreign attachment


foreign attachment
The attachment of property within the jurisdiction but owned by a nonresident defendant. Greene v Johnston, 34 Del Ch 115, 99 A2d 627, 42 ALR2d 906.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Foreign attachment — Foreign For eign, a. [OE. forein, F. forain, LL. foraneus, fr. L. foras, foris, out of doors, abroad, without; akin to fores doors, and E. door. See {Door}, and cf. {Foreclose}, {Forfeit}, {Forest}, {Forum}.] 1. Outside; extraneous; separated;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foreign attachment — In law foreign attachment is a process whereby a creditor may attach money owing to his debtor, or property belonging to the debtor in the possession of third parties. [Anon.] (1911)] Historically, it prevailed as a custom of the City of London.… …   Wikipedia

  • foreign attachment — noun : a legal process by which the property of a foreign or absent debtor is attached within the jurisdiction for the satisfaction of a debt due from him to the plaintiff …   Useful english dictionary

  • process of foreign attachment — Trustee Trus*tee , n. (Law) A person to whom property is legally committed in trust, to be applied either for the benefit of specified individuals, or for public uses; one who is intrusted with property for the benefit of another; also, a person… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foreign — For eign, a. [OE. forein, F. forain, LL. foraneus, fr. L. foras, foris, out of doors, abroad, without; akin to fores doors, and E. door. See {Door}, and cf. {Foreclose}, {Forfeit}, {Forest}, {Forum}.] 1. Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foreign bill — Foreign For eign, a. [OE. forein, F. forain, LL. foraneus, fr. L. foras, foris, out of doors, abroad, without; akin to fores doors, and E. door. See {Door}, and cf. {Foreclose}, {Forfeit}, {Forest}, {Forum}.] 1. Outside; extraneous; separated;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foreign body — Foreign For eign, a. [OE. forein, F. forain, LL. foraneus, fr. L. foras, foris, out of doors, abroad, without; akin to fores doors, and E. door. See {Door}, and cf. {Foreclose}, {Forfeit}, {Forest}, {Forum}.] 1. Outside; extraneous; separated;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foreign office — Foreign For eign, a. [OE. forein, F. forain, LL. foraneus, fr. L. foras, foris, out of doors, abroad, without; akin to fores doors, and E. door. See {Door}, and cf. {Foreclose}, {Forfeit}, {Forest}, {Forum}.] 1. Outside; extraneous; separated;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attachment (law) — Attachment is a legal process by which a court of law, at the request of a creditor, designates specific property owned by the debtor to be transferred to the creditor, or sold for the benefit of the creditor. [Anon.] (1911)] A wide variety of… …   Wikipedia

  • attachment — The legal process of seizing another s property in accordance with a writ or judicial order for the purpose of securing satisfaction of a judgment yet to be rendered. The act or process of taking, apprehending, or seizing persons or property, by… …   Black's law dictionary


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