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ATTORNMENT Definition & Legal Meaning

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In feudal and old English law. A turning over or transfer by a lord of the services of his tenant to the grantee of his seigniory. Attornment is the act of a person who holds a leasehold interest in land, or estate for life or years, by which he agrees to become the tenant of a stranger who has acquired the fee in the land, or the remainder or reversion, or the right to the rent or services by which the tenant holds. Lindley v. Dakiu, 13 Ind. 388; Willis v. Moore, 59 Tex. 630, 40 Am. Rep. 2S4; Foster v. Morris, 3 A. K. Marsh. (Ky.) 610, 13 Am. Dec. 205.

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