Definition of attornment in English:



  • The formal transference of something to someone else.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The attornment is much less drastic and intrusive into the rights of the mortgagee.’
    • ‘The plaintiffs' mortgages included the right of attornment of rents and other remedies in the event of default.’
    • ‘His subsequent procedural failures under Florida law do not invalidate that attornment.’
    • ‘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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