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BILL OF ATTAINDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bill of attainder mean? 

BILL OF ATTAINDER (noun)
  The noun BILL OF ATTAINDER has 1 sense:

1. a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial

  Familiarity information: BILL OF ATTAINDER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BILL OF ATTAINDER (noun)


Sense 1bill of attainder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

bills of attainder are prohibited by the Constitution of the United States

Hypernyms ("bill of attainder" is a kind of...):

bill; measure (a statute in draft before it becomes law)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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