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In criminal cases a writ of attaint was issued at suit of the king, and in civil cases at the suit of either party.

The defendant, when sued in England on a bill, pleaded the attaint of the plaintiff, who had received the pardon of Macquarie.

No man hath a virtue that he has not a glimpse of; nor any man an attaint, but he carries some stain of it.

Hereditaryship is, in this sense, as much an attaint upon principle, as an outrage upon society.

It is proposed to attaint men for religion, and also for birth.

Ye can see the power with her o' this foreign fiddler, that it drives her so to attaint her own brother.

Now Parliament was called on by the king himself to attaint his ministers and his Queens.

Attaint, a writ at common law against a jury for a false verdict, finally abolished in England in 1825.

Again, on the 30th October, a bill was ordered to attaint all such persons as were in rebellion against their Majesties.

The Juries Act of 1825, in abolishing writs of attaint, made a special exemption as regards jurors guilty of embracery ( 61).

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