Definition of Attaint. Meaning of Attaint. Synonyms of Attaint

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Definition of Attaint

Attaint
Attaint At*taint", p. p. Attainted; corrupted. [Obs.] --Shak.
Attaint
Attaint At*taint", n. [OF. attainte. See Attaint, v.] 1. A touch or hit. --Sir W. Scott. 2. (Far.) A blow or wound on the leg of a horse, made by overreaching. --White. 3. (Law) A writ which lies after judgment, to inquire whether a jury has given a false verdict in any court of record; also, the convicting of the jury so tried. --Bouvier. 4. A stain or taint; disgrace. See Taint. --Shak. 5. An infecting influence. [R.] --Shak.

Meaning of Attaint from wikipedia

- A writ of attaint is an obsolete writ in English law, issued to inquire whether a jury had given a false verdict in a trial. In criminal cases, the writ...
- and some of these were conditional. Henry VIII: compelled parliament to attaint many nobles during his lifetime, including magnates with major land holdings...
- neutralizing as many magnates as possible. Henry VII would make parliament attaint undesirable nobles and magnates, thereby stripping them of their wealth...
- the Crown. This was achieved either by "****ng the jury" or by "writ of attaint". Juries were packed by hand-selecting or by bribing the jury so as to...
- punished, being proceeded against by writ of attaint. The Juries Act 1825, in abolishing writs of attaint, made a special exemption as regards jurors guilty...
- 1831. Both were found guilty but escaped the gallows because of convict attaint: that is, legal concerns as to whether Blackstone's evidence was admissible...
- Philadelphia. Raithby, John (1819). James the Second, 1685: An Act to Attaint James Duke of Monmouth of High-Treason. (Chapter II. Rot. Parl. nu. 2.)...
- Constitution does not prevent the majority from banding together, nor does it attaint success in the effort. It is about time the Court faced the fact that the...
- cornwall-calling.co.uk - Thomas Flamank 'James the Second, 1685: An Act to Attaint James Duke of Monmouth of High-Treason. (Chapter II. Rot. Parl. nu. 2.)'...
- including the 2nd line: × / × / × / × / × / And therefore mayst without attaint o'erlook (82.2) / = ictus, a metrically strong syllabic position. × = nonictus...
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