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Law. An officer who seizes and takes a person, or goods or property, into legal custody.
2A person who attaches something, by tacking, hooking on, tying, stitching, sticking, clipping, stapling, etc.
3A device for attaching something; a fastener, a tie, etc. Often as the second element of compounds.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Promptorium Parvulorum. From attach + -er.
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