Meaning of ATTACH in English
( v. t. )
To take by legal authority: (a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a taking of the person by a civil process; being now rarely used for the arrest of a criminal. (b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment, 4.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012