What does ATTENDANT TERMS mean?

ATTENDANT TERMS meaning in Law Dictionary

In English legislation. Terms, (usually mortgages,) for an extended period of years, that are developed or held outstanding for the intended purpose of going to or waiting upon and protecting the inheritance. 1 Steph. Comm. 351. A phrase used in conveyancing to denote properties that are kept live, following the objects for which these people were initially produced have ceased, so they might be deemed merged or happy, for the purpose of safeguarding or strengthening the title associated with the owner. Abbott