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Definition: bill of attainder
bill of attainder
n : a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or
felony without a trial; “bills of attainder are
prohibited by the Constitution of the United States”
English → English
Definition: Bill of attainder
, n. [OF. ataindre, ateindre, to accuse,
convict. Attainder is often erroneously referred to F.
teindre tie stain. See Attaint
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. --Abbott.
Note: Formerly attainder was the inseparable consequence of a
judicial or legislative sentence for treason or felony,
and involved the forfeiture of all the real and
personal property of the condemned person, and such
“corruption of blood”
that he could neither receive
nor transmit by inheritance, nor could he sue or
testify in any court, or claim any legal protection or
rights. In England attainders are now abolished, and in
the United States the Constitution provides that no
bill of attainder shall be passed; and no attainder of
treason (in consequence of a judicial sentence) shall
work corruption of blood or forfeiture, except during
the life of the person attainted.
2. A stain or staining; state of being in dishonor or
He lived from all attainder of suspect. --Shak.
Bill of attainder
, a bill brought into, or passed by, a
legislative body, condemning a person to death or
outlawry, and attainder, without judicial sentence.