bill of attainder


noun

an act of legislature finding a person guilty of treason or felony without trial.

Nearby words

  1. biliverdin,
  2. bilk,
  3. bill,
  4. bill broker,
  5. bill of adventure,
  6. bill of entry,
  7. bill of exchange,
  8. bill of fare,
  9. bill of goods,
  10. bill of health

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British Dictionary definitions for bill of attainder

bill of attainder

noun

(formerly) a legislative act finding a person guilty without trial of treason or felony and declaring him attaintedSee also attainder (def. 1)
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