plural -s
: any step wrongly innovated or attempted in a suit by an inferior judge pending an appeal or after inhibition

Word History


French attentat, from Middle French attentat, attemptat, from attenter, attempter to attempt (from Latin attentare, attemptare) + -at -ate (office)

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“Attentate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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