attaint in a sentence

Sentence with the word attaint

One of their antagonists was overthrown and both the others failed in the attaint, that is, in striking the helmet and shield of their antagonist firmly and strongly with the lance held in a direct line, so that the weapon might break unless the champion was overthrown.

After it was clear beyond dispute that the criminal was no longer fit to live, he was called attaint, stained, or blackened, and before 6 and 7 Vict., c. 85 p. 1, could not be called as a witness in any court.

Others of his following failed not in the "attaint," and horses and troopers floundered in the sand.

The blood of one convicted of high treason is "attaint," and his deprivations extend to his descendants, unless Parliament remove the attainder.

This politic selection did not alter the fortune of the field, the challengers were still successful: one of their antagonists was overthrown, and both the others failed in the "attaint", [18] that is, in striking the helmet and shield of their antagonist firmly and strongly, with the lance held in a direct line, so that the weapon might break unless the champion was overthrown.

The careers of able officials and of CIA officers to whom the nation owed much were ruined, and they were nearly bankrupted — while the prime mover was judged too popular to attaint.

They paused facing each other, and examined eagerly into their respective means of defence before hazarding a blow, which, if it missed, its attaint would certainly be fatally requited.

S: (v) dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame (bring shame or dishonor upon) “he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime”

Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont all provided, in their early constitutions, that the legislature had no power to attaint any person of treason.29 The federal Constitution radically restricted this king of crimes: it defined its content, once and for all, and hedged in treason trials with procedural safeguards.

Similarly, in Terry v. Adams, Rehnquist insisted that the Constitution does not prevent the majority from banding together, nor does it attaint success in the effort.

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  • Sentence for "attaint"
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  • Synonym for "attaint"
    • convict, accuse, stain, obscure, sully
  • Verb Forms for "attaint"
    • attainted, attainting, attaints
  • Hyponym for "attaint"
    • befoul, defile, foul, maculate
  • Hypernym for "attaint"
    • condemn
  • Variant for "attaint"
    • taint
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