The act of attainting, or the state of being attainted; the extinction of the civil rights and capacities of a person, consequent upon sentence of death or outlawry; as, an act of attainder.
A stain or staining; state of being in dishonor or condemnation.
Conviction of treason or felony and resulting in forfeiture of rights and property. (Sayles, George O. The King's Parliament of England, 143)