Definition of attornment in English:



mass nounLaw
  • The formal transference of something to someone else.

    • ‘The attornment is much less drastic and intrusive into the rights of the mortgagee.’
    • ‘It seems that there cannot be an attornment when the third party holds the borrower's property in bulk with those of others, such that it is not identifiable, e.g. grain in a silo.’
    • ‘His subsequent procedural failures under Florida law do not invalidate that attornment.’
    • ‘The plaintiffs' mortgages included the right of attornment of rents and other remedies in the event of default.’
    • ‘Attornment clauses in mortgages are rarely created today, but the official receiver may come across old mortgages still containing such clauses.’
    transfer, making over, giving, passing on, handing down, conveyance, consignment, alienation
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