EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the legal consequence of judgment of death or outlawry for treason or felony, involving the loss of all civil rights. Origin of attainder 1425–75; late Middle English,
noun use of
Old French ataindre
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Examples from the Web for attainder Historical Examples of attainder British Dictionary definitions for attainder noun (formerly) the extinction of a person's civil rights resulting from a sentence of death or outlawry on conviction for treason or felony See also bill of attainder obsolete dishonour
attainture ( əˈteɪntʃə) Word Origin for attainder
C15: from Anglo-French
attaindre to convict, from Old French ateindre to attain
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Word Origin and History for attainder n.
"extinction of rights of a person sentenced to death or outlaw," mid-15c., from noun use of Old French
ataindre "to touch upon, strike, hit, seize, accuse, condemn" (see attain). For use of French infinitives as nouns, especially in legal language, cf. waiver.
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