verb (used with object)

  1. Law. to condemn by a sentence or a bill or act of attainder.
  2. to disgrace.
  3. Archaic. to accuse.
  4. Obsolete. to prove the guilt of.


  1. Obsolete. a stain; disgrace; taint.

verb (tr) archaic

  1. to pass judgment of death or outlawry upon (a person); condemn by bill of attainder
  2. to dishonour or disgrace
  3. to accuse or prove to be guilty
  4. (of sickness) to affect or strike (somebody)


  1. a less common word for attainder
  2. a dishonour; taint

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