An item of legislation (prohibited by the US Constitution) that inflicts attainder without judicial process.
More 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.
Definition of bill of attainder in:
- The British & World English dictionary