Definition of Attaint. Meaning of Attaint. Synonyms of Attaint
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Definition of Attaint
Attaint At*taint", p. p.
Attainted; corrupted. [Obs.] --Shak.
AttaintAttaint 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
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
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
many nobles during
his lifetime, including magnates
as many magnates
as possible. Henry
make parliament attaint undesirable nobles
and magnates, thereby stripping
them of their
- 1831. Both were found guilty
the gallows because
of convict attaint
: that is, legal concerns
as to whether
- 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.)...
- the Crown. This was achieved either
by "****ng the jury" or by "writ of attaint
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
, made a special exemption
as regards jurors
II and was attainted
on 11 May 1691 in the Williamite
War. His attainting
in 1691 was reversed
of the 8th Viscount
on 20 June 1694. In...
the 2nd line: × / × / × / × / × / And therefore mayst without attaint
o'erlook (82.2) / = ictus, a metrically strong syllabic
position. × = nonictus...
were desired. In 1661, Parliament
p****ed acts posthumously attainting Oliver
Cromwell, Henry Ireton
and John Bradshaw—who were previously
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