at·torn (ə-tûrn) Law
intr.v. at·torned, at·torn·ing, at·torns
To recognize or bring about a transfer, especially of property.
To transfer (something) to another.
[Middle English attournen, from Old French atorner, to assign to : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see AD-) + torner, to turn; see TURN.]
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