corruption of blood

Definition of corruption of blood

  1. :  the effect of an attainder which bars a person from inheriting, retaining, or transmitting any estate, rank, or title

First Known Use of corruption of blood

1563


Law Dictionary

corruption of blood

  1. :  the effect of an attainder which bars a person from inheriting, retaining, or transmitting any estate, rank, or title no attainder of treason shall work corruption of bloodU.S. Constitution art. III


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