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Attaint   Listen
noun
Attaint  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. (R.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Attaint" Quotes from Famous Books



... castle for that their death should now be respited, and that they should be released of all terror of the knight that was their foe, whom they dreaded even to the death, and of the sin of the false law whereof they had heretofore been attaint. ...
— High History of the Holy Graal • Unknown

... To-morrow they will do for Servia what they have done in the case of Belgium; but there is a third victim, of whom too little is said, who has the same rights as the other two; and to forget her would forever attaint the honour and the justice of those who took up arms only in the name ...
— The Wrack of the Storm • Maurice Maeterlinck



Words linked to "Attaint" :   disgrace, maculate, honor, condemn, defile



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