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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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Mais la morphologie du writ of attaint se modifiera assez rapidement.
This plea exists because, "generally, such proceeding on a second prosecution cannot be to any purpose; for the prisoner is dead in law by the first attainder, his blood is already corrupted, and he hath forfeited all that he had, so that it is absurd and superfluous to endeavor to attaint him a second time.
Intercultural education- can attaint its aims if it lived/ practiced and not only pronounced on the discursive level.
That is beside his economic rights to attaint he needed and reasonable expenses.
The civil court, for instance, virtually ignored the law of attaint and convicts were able to sue, to hold property and to retain earnings.
23 asserted, "after judgment given in the courts of our lord the King, the parties and their heirs shall be thereof in peace, until the judgment be undone by attaint or by error.
21) The idea of double jeopardy originated in the pleas of autrefois acquit, autrefois convict, autrefois attaint,(22) and former pardon.
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".