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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of attaint.

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Examples

  • Stein: The Constitution says you cannot pass a bill of attainter, which means a bill which attaints a family or person.

    CNN Transcript Nov 3, 2009

  • Thats in all just my perception… and the only way open to us is the hope, that after all a new spirit attaints a lot of US-people!

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  • But I cannot see that this attaints an institution which happens to employ me, or authenticates the pretensions of Mr. Ruhm as a monitor of educational standards.

    137 Bunnys

  • I could, indeed, indulge in surmises based on rumor, but that were too much like the gossiping of old women, and both unbecoming in me to speak and in you to hear, more especially as that rumor attaints in other respects the fair fame of your friend.

    The Knight of the Golden Melice A Historical Romance

  • A something rests on the name, -- that something which dims and attaints; not proven, not certain, but suspected and dubious.

    Lucretia — Volume 04

  • A something rests on the name, -- that something which dims and attaints; not proven, not certain, but suspected and dubious.

    Lucretia — Complete

  • The second article attaints persons who had absented themselves "since or shortly before" the 5th November, 1688, unless they return before the 1st of September, that is, in about ten weeks.

    Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry

  • Without making these corrections, we would have the conditional attaints, under clauses 1,

    Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry

  • With similar want of faith, both these writers make out a fifth list of attaints of the persons explicitly not attainted, but whose _rents_ are forfeited by sec. 8, so long as they continue absentees.

    Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry

  • Thus, two out of the five lists, by adding which Harris makes up his 2,461 attaints, are not lists of attainders at all, and one of them should be rather deducted from one of the three lists of real attaints.

    Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry

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