Definition of "attaint"
  1. The process by which a person is subjected to the effects of attainder, a legal condition that involves the loss of civil rights due to a conviction of a serious crime
How to use "attaint" in a sentence
  1. Once the court decided to attaint him, his rights were significantly restricted.
  2. In a historical context, many nobles were subjected to attaint after being accused of serious crimes.
  3. The concept of attaint is less common today but it still underpins important aspects of the legal system.

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