Word:

Attaint

At`taint´
v. t.1.To attain; to get act; to hit.
[imp. & p. p. Attainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Attainting.]
2.(Old Law) To find guilty; to convict; - said esp. of a jury on trial for giving a false verdict.
3.(Law) To subject (a person) to the legal condition formerly resulting from a sentence of death or outlawry, pronounced in respect of treason or felony; to affect by attainder.
4.To accuse; to charge with a crime or a dishonorable act.
5.To affect or infect, as with physical or mental disease or with moral contagion; to taint or corrupt.
6.To stain; to obscure; to sully; to disgrace; to cloud with infamy.
Lest she with blame her honor should attaint.
- Spenser.
p. p.1.Attainted; corrupted.
n.1.A touch or hit.
2.(Far.) A blow or wound on the leg of a horse, made by overreaching.
3.(Law) A writ which lies after judgment, to inquire whether a jury has given a false verdict in any court of record; also, the convicting of the jury so tried.
4.A stain or taint; disgrace. See Taint.
5.An infecting influence.
Verb1.attaint - bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
2.attaint - condemn by attainder; "the man was attainted"

ATTAINT, English law. 1. Atinctus, attainted, stained, or blackened. 2. A writ which lies to inquire whether a jury of twelve men gave a false verdict. Bract. lib. 4, tr. 1, c. 134; Fleta, lib. 5, c. 22, Sec. 8.
     2. It was a trial by jury of twenty-four men empanelled to try the goodness, of a former verdict. 3 Bl. Com. 351; 3 Gilb. Ev. by Lofft, 1146. See Assize.

befoul, defile, disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, foul, maculate, shame
Translate Attaint to German
Browse
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
Attemper
Attemperament
Attemperance
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 - Privacy Policy