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attaint

verb at·taint \ ə-ˈtānt \

Definition of attaint

attainted; attainting; attaints
1 : to affect by attainder
2 a : infect, corrupt
b archaic : taint, sully
3 archaic : accuse

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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

in the meaning defined above

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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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