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attainder (n.)

mid-15c., in law, "extinction of rights of a person sentenced to death or outlawry," 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, see waiver.

updated on March 01, 2017

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Definitions of attainder from WordNet

attainder (n.)
cancellation of civil rights;
Synonyms: civil death
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