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attaint sb. (1 the orig. legal sense was ‘conviction of a jury for giving a false verdict’; 2 cf. ‘taint’)
1. impeachment Lr. V. iii. 83 (Ff “arrest”).
2. infecting influence H5 IV. Chor. 39*, Ven. 741 “sickness, whose attaint Disorder breeds.”
3. stain on honour, purity, or freshness, disgrace Err. III. ii. 16, Troil. I. ii. 26, Sonn. lxxxii. 2, Lucr. 825 “clear from this attaint of mine.”
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