Word:

Attainder

At`tain´der
n.1.The act of attainting, or the state of being attainted; the extinction of the civil rights and capacities of a person, consequent upon sentence of death or outlawry; as, an act of attainder.
2.A stain or staining; state of being in dishonor or condemnation.
He lived from all attainder of suspect.
- Shak.
Bill of attainder
a bill brought into, or passed by, a legislative body, condemning a person to death or outlawry, and attainder, without judicial sentence.
Noun1.attainder - cancellation of civil rights
Synonyms: civil death

ATTAINDER, English criminal law. Attinctura, the stain or corruption of blood which arises from being condemned for any crime.
     2. Attainder by confession, is either by pleading guilty at the bar before the judges, and not putting one's self on one's trial by a jury; or before the coroner in sanctuary, when in ancient times, the offender was obliged to abjure the realm.
     3. Attainder by verdict, is when the prisoner at the bar pleads not guilty to the indictment, and is pronounced guilty by the verdict of the jury.
     4. Attainder by process or outlawry, is when the party flies, and is subsequently outlawed. Co. Lit. 391.
     5. Bill of attainder, is a bill brought into parliament for attainting persons condemned for high treason. By the constitution of the United States, art. 1, sect. 9, Sec. 3, it is provided that no bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed.

cancellation, civil death
Browse
Attachment Unit Interface
Attack
attack aircraft
attack aircraft carrier
attack dog
attack submarine
Attackable
attacked
Attacker
attacking
Attagas
Attaghan
Attain
Attainability
Attainable
Attainableness
-- Attainder --
attained
Attainment
Attaint
Attaintment
Attainture
Attal
Attalea
Attalea funifera
Attame
Attaminate
Attar
attar of roses
Attask
Attaste
Atte
attelet
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home