Definition of Attainting

1. Verb. (present participle of attaint) ¹



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Definition of Attainting

1. attaint [v] - See also: attaint

Lexicographical Neighbors of Attainting

attainders
attaindre
attained
attainer
attainers
attainest
attaineth
attaining
attainment
attainment area
attainments
attainor
attains
attaint
attainted
attainting (current term)
attaints
attainture
attaintures
attakolite
attal
attame
attamed
attap
attaps
attapulgite
attapulgites
attar
attar of rose
attar of roses

Literary usage of Attainting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Lord Macaulay: Complete by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1875)
"Bill for attainting Fenwick. ready orator: his memory was bad; ... The motion for leave to bring in a bill attainting Sir John Fenwick was carried very late ..."

2. An universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1737)
"... fu be attainting, Condemning and Executing ... who are found guilty of Felony ,Trea- on, ®V. ATTAINT'URE.an attainting; a Corruption of Blood, &c. ..."

3. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"This day the commons read a 3d time and past the bill for detaining some and attainting others of the conspirators, and sent it to the lords for their ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Hannah More Macaulay Trevelyan (1858)
"... to bring in a bill attainting Sir John Fenwick was carried very late at night by one hundred and seventy nine votes to sixty one : but it was plain that ..."

5. Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon by Theresa Lewis (1852)
"... and are removed as Prisoners to Windsor Castle — Measures are taken for attainting Lord Norwich and impeaching Lord Capell — Proceedings in Parliament ..."

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