Foreign attachment

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(Law) a process by which the property of a foreign or absent debtor is attached for the satisfaction of a debt due from him to the plaintiff; an attachment of the goods, effects, or credits of a debtor in the hands of a third person; - called in some States trustee, in others factorizing, and in others garnishee process.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Packers reads, "[t] he process of foreign attachment is known of old in admiralty.
Hush-a-Phone (a rubber cup-like device that one attached to the speaking end of the phone so that other people in the room couldn't hear what you were saying, and that AT&T claimed was a forbidden "foreign attachment" to the telephone network) was the famous example of that absurdity.
In 1968 you could still get in trouble for hooking up a "foreign attachment"--like an answering machine or a designer extension--to your phone line....
He also authored many articles and reports on American Muslims, Islamophobia and anti-Americanism and Islamists in the West, including The Muslim Brotherhood in America: Citizens with Foreign Attachments? (Middle East Policy Journal, 2010) and The Americanization of Islamism (The American Interest, 2011).
Smith, Tony, Foreign Attachments: The Power of Ethnic Groups in the Making of American Foreign Policy.
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