Attach Law and Legal Definition

Attach means to seize property under a writ of attachment and take it into custody to await the rendition of judgment or termination of the action in which the writ issued.

The term attach implies seizure and to attach is to take actual possession of property. The word attach, derived remotely from the Latin term attingo, and more immediately from the French attacher, signifies to take or touch, and has been adopted as a precise expression of the thing; nam qui nomina intelligit, res etiam intelligit. [Buckeye Pipe-Line Co. v. Fee, 62 Ohio St. 543 (Ohio 1900)].