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at·torn

 (ə-tûrn′) Law
intr.v. at·torned, at·torn·ing, at·torns
v.intr.
To recognize or bring about a transfer, especially of property.
v.tr. Archaic
To transfer (something) to another.

[Middle English attournen, from Old French atorner, to assign to : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + torner, to turn; see turn.]

at·torn′ment n.

attorn

(əˈtɜːn)
vb (intr)
1. (Law) law to acknowledge a new owner of land as one's landlord
2. (Historical Terms) feudal history to transfer allegiance or do homage to a new lord
[C15: from Old French atourner to direct to, from tourner to turn]
atˈtornment n

at•torn

(əˈtɜrn)

v.i. Law.
(of a tenant) to accept the authority of a new landlord.
[1425–75; late Middle English attournen < Anglo-French attourner, Old French atourner to turn over to. See at-, turn]
at•torn′ment, n.

attorn


Past participle: attorned
Gerund: attorning

Imperative
attorn
attorn
Present
I attorn
you attorn
he/she/it attorns
we attorn
you attorn
they attorn
Preterite
I attorned
you attorned
he/she/it attorned
we attorned
you attorned
they attorned
Present Continuous
I am attorning
you are attorning
he/she/it is attorning
we are attorning
you are attorning
they are attorning
Present Perfect
I have attorned
you have attorned
he/she/it has attorned
we have attorned
you have attorned
they have attorned
Past Continuous
I was attorning
you were attorning
he/she/it was attorning
we were attorning
you were attorning
they were attorning
Past Perfect
I had attorned
you had attorned
he/she/it had attorned
we had attorned
you had attorned
they had attorned
Future
I will attorn
you will attorn
he/she/it will attorn
we will attorn
you will attorn
they will attorn
Future Perfect
I will have attorned
you will have attorned
he/she/it will have attorned
we will have attorned
you will have attorned
they will have attorned
Future Continuous
I will be attorning
you will be attorning
he/she/it will be attorning
we will be attorning
you will be attorning
they will be attorning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attorning
you have been attorning
he/she/it has been attorning
we have been attorning
you have been attorning
they have been attorning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attorning
you will have been attorning
he/she/it will have been attorning
we will have been attorning
you will have been attorning
they will have been attorning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attorning
you had been attorning
he/she/it had been attorning
we had been attorning
you had been attorning
they had been attorning
Conditional
I would attorn
you would attorn
he/she/it would attorn
we would attorn
you would attorn
they would attorn
Past Conditional
I would have attorned
you would have attorned
he/she/it would have attorned
we would have attorned
you would have attorned
they would have attorned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.attorn - acknowledge a new land owner as one's landlord; "he was attorned by the tenants"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
acknowledge, admit - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
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a) that any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Bermuda (which shall have exclusive jurisdiction) and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally attorns and submits to the jurisdiction of the courts of Bermuda;