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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
- adjective Subject to
attainder; condemned to death or outlawry, hence stripped of one's titles, hereditary rights, or possessions.
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With my name attainted by treason I can own nothing in my own right, I cannot trade or sell or buy.
The school I'm now going to attainted is in Boston and this makes me so much more excited for it.
"What!" he said, "a peer without a penny! the name attainted, too, and all lands and property declared forfeit!
To the preceding we might add that not only would an "attainted" person and his children be deprived of property, he could be deprived of his freedom, jailed in the Tower for nothing more than being the victim of a legislative decree that "Mr. X is a felonious criminal."
"attainted", meaning that his civil rights were nullified: he could no longer own property or pass property to his family by will or testament.
The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.
The document lays out the implications of treason, then says, "... but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted."
Dibs and dabs of news continued to filter down to the house in Carter Lane, but all of London knew of it when Will was attainted and sentenced to die.
Where, risen from a doubtful seat and half attainted stall,
I make a helpless gesture with my hand as if to say—yes, everything is all right, except my son treats me as a polite stranger, and the only person he wants to see is Jasper, who is an attainted traitor and in exile for life.