Definitions for "Attornment"
The act of a feudatory, vassal, or tenant, by which he consents, upon the alienation of an estate, to receive a new lord or superior, and transfers to him his homage and service; the agreement of a tenant to acknowledge the purchaser of the estate as his landlord.
To agree to continue as a tenant under a new Landlord. Without such a provision in a sublease, should the Sublessor default under the Master Lease, the rights of the Subtenant will terminate regardless of the term of the sublease.
The creation, by agreement, of the relationship of landlord and tenant where the mortgagor remains in possession of the property as a tenant of the mortgagee.