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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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