What does the word attachment mean?

Usage examples for attachment

  1. Oh, my gracious lord, if it be her attachment to Scotland which alone militates against me, I will promise that her time shall be passed between the two countries. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. She had lost most of her attachment for her native place, and it was no comparison, in her mind, to her Michigan. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  3. Quite so; and that is the more reason why we should not permit the attachment. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford