What does attaint mean?

attaint in AZ Dictionary

(v) To provide stigma to; disgrace: "No breath of calumny ever before attainted the private purity of Savonarola” ( Henry Hart Milman).
(v) to pass through a sentence of attainder against.
(v) Archaic To infect or corrupt, as with illness or vice.
(n) Obsolete Attainder.
(n) Archaic A disgrace; a stigma.
(n) A blow or strike, especially in jousting.
(a) found guilty, attainted.
(a) Convicted, attainted.
(v) To at the mercy of attainder; to condemn (someone) to death and extinction of all of the civil-rights.
(v) To at the mercy of calumny; to accuse of a crime or dishonour.
(v) To taint; to corrupt, sully.
(p) Attainted; corrupted.
(p) Attainted; corrupted.
To touch; hit in tilting.
to reach; ascertain.
To convict (a jury) of getting offered a false verdict.

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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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