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attach (orig. a law-term = ‘arrest’, ‘indict’; the meaning ‘join’ is considerably post-S.)
1. to arrest or seize, as by authority of a writ (of attachment) Err. IV. i. 74 “I you by this officer,” 2H4 IV. ii. 110 “Of capital treason I attach you both,” H8 I. i. 217; fig. 2H4 II. ii. 3; hence “attached” = affected Tp. III. iii. 5 “attach'd with weariness,” Troil. V. ii. 158.
2. to seize with the hands LLL. IV. iii. 375 “every man attach the hand Of his fair mistress.”
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    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 3.3
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