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Attainder

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Bills of Attainder

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What is a bill of attainder or ex post facto law?

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What is ex post facto law and bill of attainder?

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Bill of Attainder

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The Bill of Attainder

In English criminal law, attainder or attinctura was the metaphorical "stain" or "corruption of blood" which arose from being condemned for a serious capital crime. It entailed losing not only one's life, property and hereditary titles, but typically also the right to pass them on to one's heirs. Both men and women condemned of capital crimes could be attainted.
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    • Middle Ages and the Renaissance 

    • Passage in Parliament 

    • Corruption of blood 

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