ancillary attachment

The ordinary remedy by attachment invoked in aid of the collection of plaintiff's demand in an action. In some jurisdictions the execution of a writ of attachment is in effect the commencement of an action, in which case, of course, the attachment is a principal action rather than an ancillary action or proceeding. 6 Am J2d Attach § 11.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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