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attaint

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verb at·taint \ə-ˈtānt\

Definition of attaint

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to affect by attainder

  3. 2a :  infect, corruptb archaic :  taint, sully

  4. 3 archaic :  accuse

Origin and Etymology of attaint

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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attaint

noun at·taint

Definition of attaint

obsolete

  1. :  a stain upon honor or purity :  disgrace

1592

First Known Use of attaint

1592


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attaint

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transitive verb at·taint \ə-ˈtānt\

Legal Definition of attaint

  1. :  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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