Foreign attachment

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foreign attachment (Law) a process by which the property of a foreign or absent debtor is attached for the satisfaction of a debt due from him to the plaintiff; an attachment of the goods, effects, or credits of a debtor in the hands of a third person; -- called in some States trustee, in others factorizing, and in others garnishee process.
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Usage

In literature:

Their attachment to the law of Moses was equal to their detestation of foreign religions.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1" by Edward Gibbon
No foreign habitudes or attachments withdrew him from the cultivation of his power at home.
"Thoughts on the Present Discontents and Speeches" by Edmund Burke
William was unpopular because he was a foreigner, attached to foreign favourites.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He was first a clerk in the Foreign Office, and was afterwards appointed attache at Rio Janeiro.
"Two on a Tower" by Thomas Hardy
Mouth parts may also be used for attachment to foreign bodies.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
Foreign rulers were naturally not so deeply attached to Marduk as were the natives of Babylon.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
A melancholy interest generally attaches to the history of individuals dying in a foreign and strange land, far from friends and home.
"Kalli, the Esquimaux Christian" by Thomas Boyles Murray
Their foreign policy was, in the same way, inspired by a firm attachment to their past and a firmer belief in their future.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
It was intended that I should be attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Born 1860; Attache, London, 1885; Counsellor Embassy, Vienna; Foreign Office, Berlin; Ambassador to London, 1912.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
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In news:

Statue of Azerbaijan's strongman the string attached to foreign aid.
The DIA 's overseas presence already includes hundreds of diplomatic posts — mainly defense attachés, who represent the military at US embassies and openly gather information from foreign counterparts.
Statue of Azerbaijan's strongman the string attached to foreign aid .
Russia ordered the expulsion of Lithuania's military attaché, Lt Col. Sigitus Butkus, accusing him of "activities that damage Russia's interests," the Foreign Ministry announced.
French Foreign Minister says says Russia is "not attached" to the Syrian president, and that France may supply Syria's rebels with communications gear.
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In science:

An important direction in this quest is to control and to understand the disorder, which may enter through many routes: as foreign atoms adsorbed on samples or chemically attached to the edges, as imperfections of the sample edges, as random elastic deformations, or as bulk defects of varied nature.
Electronic properties of mesoscopic graphene structures: charge confinement and control of spin and charge transport
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