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attainder

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noun at·tain·der \ə-ˈtān-dər\

Definition of attainder

  1. 1 :  extinction of the civil rights and capacities of a person upon sentence of death or outlawry usually after a conviction of treason

  2. 2 obsolete :  dishonor



Origin of attainder

Middle English attaynder, from Anglo-French ateindre conviction, from infinitive of ateindre


First Known Use: 15th century

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