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attaint

noun abasement, bad name, bad reputation, bad repute, brand, debasement, defilement, degradation, derogation, deviation from rectitude, disapprobation, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, disreputability, disrespect, humiliation, ignominy, ill fame, ill favor, ill repute, improbity, imputation, infamy, ingloriousness, loss of reputation, mark, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, shame, smear, smirch, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish, tarnished honor
Associated concepts: attainder, autrefois attaint, bill of attainder, civil death
See also: bad repute, brand, convict, denigrate, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, ignominy, impeach, notoriety, opprobrium, pillory, scandal, shame, smear, stain, sully

attaint

to pass judgment of death or outlawry upon a person; see ATTAINDER.

ATTAINT, English law. 1. Atinctus, attainted, stained, or blackened. 2. A writ which lies to inquire whether a jury of twelve men gave a false verdict. Bract. lib. 4, tr. 1, c. 134; Fleta, lib. 5, c. 22, Sec. 8.
     2. It was a trial by jury of twenty-four men empanelled to try the goodness, of a former verdict. 3 Bl. Com. 351; 3 Gilb. Ev. by Lofft, 1146. See Assize.

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210 (describing the punishment for attaint as "severe").
To explain the high relative abundance of the representatives of the suborder Miliolina in the Maria Pares section, located in the middle part of the shelf, warmer water conditions must be invoked, as previously argued by Henriques and Canales (2013) in the near locality of Sao Giao, where representatives of the suborder Miliolina attaint relative abundances up to 76%.
Il aura plusieurs impacts importants (56) sur la competence de la Court of Common Pleas, sur la portee du bref d'habeas corpus, sur la notion de jury nullification, sur l'independance des jurys et sur l'usage inapproprie de writ of attaint pour les priver de leur autonomie.
This apparent review of a judgement, following the form and wording of a common law action of error, was not the same as attaint, the review of a judgement by a jury double the size of the original one, and was, according to surviving court rolls, extremely unusual.
4 Blackstone, supra note 27, at *381 ("He is then called attaint, attinctus, stained or blackened.
The exception is the Fleury drama, where the thieves' role is somewhat expanded, to 40 lines out of 145, but only to a slightly greater extent than that found in the prologue, and without attaint to the strictly religious character of the drama.
As Dr Iftikhar said "I always used my body movement I think it create more motivation and attaint ion toward lecture and he said I believe that teaching is a n acting where you change your acting from place to place ".
His Majesty also visited the general leadership of the BDF on thursday the 13th of march 2011, where he said "We praise the role and important duty of BDF in defending the country and constant readiness in preventing the attaint of any danger to this country".
Amendment 2 would be a deprivation of equal protection - although not an attaint - even if the term "orientation" were omitted from its text.
Civil juries could be punished through a process called the attaint, in which a second, larger jury determined whether the first jury was guilty of perjury for delivering a false verdict (Theodore ET.
at *354 (describing how, before the abandonment of writs of attaint, jurors supporting "false" verdicts were imprisoned, condemned to permanent infamy, and stripped of all property, while their homes were torn down and their wives and children cast outdoors).
legislatures passing bills to attaint particular persons says nothing