corruption of blood

noun phrase

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Corruption of blood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corruption%20of%20blood. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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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 bloodU.S. Constitution art. III

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