attainted

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From attaint +‎ -ed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

attainted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of attaint

Adjective[edit]

attainted (comparative more attainted, superlative most attainted)

  1. Subject to attainder; condemned to death or outlawry, hence stripped of one's titles, hereditary rights, or possessions.
    • 2000, George RR Martin, A Storm of Swords, Bantam 2011, p. 383:
      The king stands in your father's place, since your brother is an attainted traitor.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 228:
      Besides, Suffolk, attainted – stripped of his hereditary title – was no longer a member of the nobility, merely ‘Ed. Rebel’.
  2. (now rare) Tainted, corrupted.