Definition of Attainder. Meaning of Attainder. Synonyms of Attainder

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Definition of Attainder

Attainder
Attainder At*tain"der, n. [OF. ataindre, ateindre, to accuse, convict. Attainder is often erroneously referred to F. teindre tie stain. See Attaint, Attain.] 1. The act of attainting, or the state of being attainted; the extinction of the civil rights and capacities of a person, consequent upon sentence of death or outlawry; as, an act of attainder. --Abbott. Note: Formerly attainder was the inseparable consequence of a judicial or legislative sentence for treason or felony, and involved the forfeiture of all the real and personal property of the condemned person, and such ``corruption of blood' that he could neither receive nor transmit by inheritance, nor could he sue or testify in any court, or claim any legal protection or rights. In England attainders are now abolished, and in the United States the Constitution provides that no bill of attainder shall be passed; and no attainder of treason (in consequence of a judicial sentence) shall work corruption of blood or forfeiture, except during the life of the person attainted. 2. A stain or staining; state of being in dishonor or condemnation. [Obs.] He lived from all attainder of suspect. --Shak. Bill of attainder, a bill brought into, or passed by, a legislative body, condemning a person to death or outlawry, and attainder, without judicial sentence.

Meaning of Attainder from wikipedia

- In English criminal law, attainder or attinctura was the metaphorical "stain" or "corruption of blood" which arose from being condemned for a serious...
- A bill of attainder (also known as an act of attainder or writ of attainder or bill of penalties) is an act of a legislature declaring a person, or a...
- of Warwick. He was created Earl of Warwick in 1478 shortly after the attainder and execution of his father for treason. His potential claim to the throne...
- century as the M****achusetts colonial legislature was asked to reverse the attainders of "George Burroughs and others". In January 2016, the University of Virginia...
- The Attainder of the Earl of Kildare Act 1536 (28 Hen.8 c.18) was a bill of attainder p****ed by the Parliament of England to authorise the execution of...
- a result of the attainder, his son, Richard Welles, 7th Baron Welles, did not succeed him in the barony of Welles until the attainder was reversed by...
- at the onset of the Revolution. In October, 1779, the New York Act of Attainder, or Confiscation Act named persons who acted injurious to the state, declared...
- attainder of first and second creations in 1398; attainted 1400) The first, second, and fourth creations lay under attainder from 1400. The attainder...
- but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; p**** any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant...
- 1703 she and her late husband John Proctor were granted a reversal of attainder by the M****achusetts legislature. Elizabeth was born in 1650 in Lynn,...
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