attorn definition by Webster's New World
- Feudal Law to transfer homage and service from one feudal lord to another
- to agree to continue as tenant under a new landlord
Origin: Middle English attournen ; from Old French atourner ; from a- (L ad), to plush torner, turn
- attornment noun
attorn definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb at·torned, at·torn·ing, at·torns
Origin: Middle English attournen, from Old French atorner, to assign to : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + torner, to turn; see turn.
- at·tornˈment noun
attorn - Legal Definition
- To turn over or transfer something to another.
- To acknowledge a new landlord and agree to become his or her tenant.