There are 2 main definitions of bill of attainder in English:

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bill of attainder 1

historical An item of legislation (prohibited by the US Constitution) that inflicts attainder without judicial process.
Example sentences
  • No doubt that these acts of attainder have been abused in England as instruments of vengeance by a successful over a defeated party.
  • Parliament made acts of attainder one day, and reversed them almost on the next.
  • The constitution of Georgia does not expressly interdict the passing of an act of attainder and confiscation, by the authority of the legislature.
See parent entry: attainder
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There are 2 main definitions of bill of attainder in English:

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bill of attainder 2

noun

See attainder.
Example sentences
  • Congress enacted a bill of attainder against him after gatekeepers called for his head.
  • An analysis under the applicable standards for a bill of attainder show that this is clearly what the statutes are.
  • It is a bill of attainder. disgusting for the congress to attempt to adjudicate an individual case.

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Syllabification: bill of at·tain·der

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