corruption of blood

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of corruption of blood

: 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


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corruption of blood

legal Definition of corruption of blood

: 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 blood
  • U.S. Constitution art. III

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