n. a writ requiring a law enforcer to apprehend a person guilty of. a contempt of court, and to bring the offender before the court. Such a writ may be awarded by the court upon a bare suggestion accompanied by an oath about the crime committed or on their own knowledge without indictment or information. Also if an officer of court itself misbehaves or disobey the rules and orders, an attachment may be issued against him. v. the act of apprehension for contempt of or by virtue of the order of a writ or precept, is also called as attachment.