verb (used with object)
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Origin of attaint
OTHER WORDS FROM attaintun·at·taint·ed, adjective
Words nearby attaint
Example sentences from the Web for attaint
In criminal cases a writ of attaint was issued at suit of the king, and in civil cases at the suit of either party.
The defendant, when sued in England on a bill, pleaded the attaint of the plaintiff, who had received the pardon of Macquarie.
No man hath a virtue that he has not a glimpse of; nor any man an attaint, but he carries some stain of it.
Hereditaryship is, in this sense, as much an attaint upon principle, as an outrage upon society.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II|Thomas Paine
It is proposed to attaint men for religion, and also for birth.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)|Charles Sumner