corruption of blood definition

  • noun:
    • The doctrine in English common-law that some one attainted of crime or treason features corrupt bloodstream therefore cannot inherit property and contains no legal heirs.
    • taint or impurity of bloodstream, in consequence of an act of attainder of treason or crime, in which a person is handicapped from inheriting any estate or from transferring it to other individuals.
    • The doctrine in English common law that some one attainted of felony or treason has corrupt bloodstream and thus cannot inherit property and contains no appropriate heirs.
    • taint or impurity of blood, in result of an act of attainder of treason or felony, where a person is handicapped from inheriting any estate or from transmitting it to others.
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