attaint


1at·taint

verb \ə-ˈtānt\

Definition of ATTAINT

transitive verb
1
:  to affect by attainder
2
a :  infect, corrupt
b archaic :  taint, sully
3
archaic :  accuse

Origin of ATTAINT

Middle English attaynten, from Anglo-French ateint, past participle of ateindre
First Known Use: 14th century

2attaint

noun

Definition of ATTAINT

obsolete
:  a stain upon honor or purity :  disgrace

First Known Use of ATTAINT

1592

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