- A provisional remedy for the collection of a debt, which is incidental to an action against the debtor, proceeding by a seizure, under legal process called a writ of attachment issued in the action, of property of the debtor for the purpose of having the property available in satisfaction under execution and sale upon a judgment obtained against the debtor in the action. 6 Am J2d Attach § 1. The actual attaching, that is, the seizure and disposition of the debtor's property under a writ of attachment. See foreign attachment; pluries writs; writ of attachment; wrongful attachment.
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