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2 definitions found
 for Attorn
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attorn \At*torn"\, v. i. [OF. atorner, aturner, atourner, to
     direct, prepare, dispose, attorn (cf. OE. atornen to return,
     adorn); [`a] (L. ad) + torner to turn; cf. LL. attornare to
     commit business to another, to attorn; ad + tornare to turn,
     L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to round off. See Turn, v.
     t.]
     1. (Feudal Law) To turn, or transfer homage and service, from
        one lord to another. This is the act of feudatories,
        vassals, or tenants, upon the alienation of the estate.
        --Blackstone.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Modern Law) To agree to become tenant to one to whom
        reversion has been granted.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  attorn
      v 1: acknowledge a new land owner as one's landlord; "he was
           attorned by the tenants"

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