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attaint

verb at·taint \ ə-ˈtānt \

Definition of attaint

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

Origin and Etymology of attaint

Middle English attaynten, from Anglo-French ateint, past participle of ateindre


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attaint

noun

Definition of attaint

obsolete
:a stain upon honor or purity :disgrace

First Known Use of attaint

1592


Law Dictionary

attaint

transitive verb at·taint \ ə-ˈtānt \

legal Definition of attaint

:to subject (a person) to the consequences of attainder

Origin and Etymology of attaint

Anglo-French ateint, past participle of ateindre — see attainder


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