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Definition of attaint:

  1. A blow or wound on the leg of a horse, made by overreaching.
  2. A stain or taint; disgrace. See Taint.
  3. A touch or hit.
  4. 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.
  5. An infecting influence.
  6. Attainted; corrupted.
  7. To accuse; to charge with a crime or a dishonorable act.
  8. To affect or infect, as with physical or mental disease or with moral contagion; to taint or corrupt.
  9. To attain; to get act; to hit.
  10. To find guilty; to convict; - said esp. of a jury on trial for giving a false verdict.
  11. To stain; to obscure; to sully; to disgrace; to cloud with infamy.
  12. To subject ( a person) to the legal condition formerly resulting from a sentence of death or outlawry, pronounced in respect of treason or felony; to affect by attainder.


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