In English criminal law, attainder or attinctura is the metaphorical `stain` or `corruption of blood` which arises from being condemned for a serious capital crime (felony or treason). It entails losing not only one`s property and hereditary titles, but typically also the right to pass them on to o...
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[n] - cancellation of civil rights
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At·tain'der noun [ Old French ataindre , ateindre , to accuse, convict. Attainder is often erroneously referred to French teindre tie stain. See Attaint , Attain .] 1. The act of attainting, or the st...
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1. The act of attainting, or the state of being attainted; the extinction of the civil rights and capacities of a person, consequent upon sentence of death or outlawry; as, an act of attainder. ... Formerly attainder was the inseparable consequence of a judicial or legislative sentence for treason o...
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civil death noun cancellation of civil rights
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• (n.) A stain or staining; state of being in dishonor or condemnation. • (n.) The act of attainting, or the state of being attainted; the extinction of the civil rights and capacities of a person, consequent upon sentence of death or outlawry; as, an act of attainder.
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in English law, the extinction of civil and political rights resulting from a sentence of death or outlawry after a conviction of treason or a felony.[1 related articles]
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forfeiture of hereditary honours and dignities following a conviction for treason
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English Criminal Law. Attinctura, the stain or corruption of blood which arises from being condemned for any crime.
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Attainder is the legal consequences of a sentence of death or outlawry pronounced against a person for treason or felony, the person being said to be attainted. It resulted in forfeiture of estate and 'corruption of blood,' rendering the party incapable of inheriting property or transmitting it to h...
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1) Cancellation 2) Cancellation of civil rights 3) Civil death
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