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A person condemned to death or outlawry for treason or felony forfeited both his real and personal estate and, by ‘corruption of blood’, his right to inherit or transmit property. Attainder was ordered either by judicial judgment or, from ...
Attainder, Bills Of Reference library
During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the British Parliament often employed enactments called bills of attainder to inflict the death