The House and Senate write up the fix the White House wants, but they attach it to something Obama hates.
But it has encouraged the Vatican to claim statehood—and the immunities from liability that attach to heads of state.
They attach seemingly innocuous language to legislation to make laws either toothless or open the door to weaker gun policies.
mid-14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), "to take or seize (property or goods) by law," a legal term, from Old French atachier (11c.), earlier estachier "to attach, fix; stake up, support" (Modern French attacher, also cf. Italian attaccare), perhaps from a- "to" + Frankish *stakon "a post, stake" or a similar Germanic word (see stake (n.)). Meaning "to fasten, affix, connect" is from c.1400. Related: Attached; attaching.