Attainder

Definition of 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.

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cancellation, civil death
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