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 (ə-tûrn′) Law
intr.v. at·torned, at·torn·ing, at·torns
To recognize or bring about a transfer, especially of property. 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.
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In that case, the Court premised jurisdiction in Ontario on Unifund's attornment to the jurisdiction of the Ontario courts.
Examples are found in other jurisdictional bases (presence, attornment, and the real and substantial connection) where the courts show deference to the plaintiffs choice of jurisdiction.
A detailed analysis of James's seal on the deed of attornment for the house reveals that it is virtually identical in design to that of Alfonso's brother, the Infante Enrique (1230-1303).
This section covers subordination of various types, attornment, non-disturbance, and other matters.
The discovery of a bailment where an expropriating State directly acknowledges to the formerly dispossessed owner that the State now holds on the latter's behalf and that the latter has now become the new owner might be founded in part on an analogy with the doctrine of attornment.
1) It is grounded in the recognition that there is more to the jurisdictional question than, for instance, a real and substantial connection test, minimum contacts, consent, attornment, or presence of the defendant (or his or her property) within the forum.
Consent or attornment on the part of the defendant may not always be sufficient to confer jurisdiction on the foreign court; the defendant's submission to the foreign court's jurisdiction does not guarantee availability.
e]vidence of whether or not the defendant had a procedural opportunity for a period of attornment immunity in the foreign court, to enable it to contest jurisdiction and to not run the risk of a default judgment, may be something the local courts will want to consider in determining [the natural justice defense].
However, if there is no recognition, non-disturbance and attornment between the landlord and the subtenants, then the subleases will be extinguished automatically if the ground lease is terminated.
tap the basic stream of religious and political principle because the privilege reflects the limits of the individual's attornment to the state and--in a philosophical sense--insists upon the equality of the individual and the state.
In Morguard, Justice La Forest considerably expanded the common law test for extraprovincial recognition that required attornment or service of the parties in the subsequent jurisdiction.