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Definition of Attachment

Attachment

  1. The act attaching, or state of being attached; close adherence or affection; fidelity; regard; an/ passion of affection that binds a person; as, an attachment to a friend, or to a party.
  2. That by which one thing is attached to another; connection; as, to cut the attachments of a muscle.
  3. Something attached; some adjunct attached to an instrument, machine, or other object; as, a sewing machine attachment (i. e., a device attached to a sewing machine to enable it to do special work, as tucking, etc.).
  4. A seizure or taking into custody by virtue of a legal process.
  5. The writ or percept commanding such seizure or taking.

Attachment Quotations

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Thomas Jefferson

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
Chanakya

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
George Washington

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
Erich Fromm

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
George Eliot
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Attachment Translations

attachment in Dutch is aanhechting
attachment in French is fortification, attachement
attachment in Italian is attinenza, fortificazione
attachment in Spanish is afectuosidad, atadura, fijacion

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