corruption of blood
Date: 1563 the effect of an attainder which bars a person from inheriting, retaining, or transmitting any estate, rank, or title

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  • corruption of blood — corruption of blood: the effect of an attainder which bars a person from inheriting, retaining, or transmitting any estate, rank, or title no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood U.S. Constitution art. III Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

  • Corruption of blood — Corruption Cor*rup tion (k?r r?p sh?n), n. [F. corruption, L. corruptio.] 1. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corruption of Blood — may refer to: Corruption of Blood, a 1994 crime novel by Michael Gruber (author) / Robert K. Tanenbaum Attainder#Corruption of blood, a concept in English criminal law This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • corruption of blood — a legal taint that was one of the results of a conviction by attainder, that barred the attainted person from inheriting, retaining, or transmitting any estate, rank, or title, and that was abolished in England in 1870 and never was recognized in …   Useful english dictionary

  • corruption of blood — noun The doctrine in English common law that someone attainted of felony or treason has corrupt blood and so cannot inherit property and has no legal heirs …   Wiktionary

  • corruption of blood — In English law, the consequence of attainder, being that the attainted person could neither inherit lands or other hereditaments from his ancestor, nor retain those he already had, nor transmit them by descent to any heir, because his blood was… …   Black's law dictionary

  • corruption of blood — In English law, the consequence of attainder, being that the attainted person could neither inherit lands or other hereditaments from his ancestor, nor retain those he already had, nor transmit them by descent to any heir, because his blood was… …   Black's law dictionary

  • corruption of blood — A doctrine, arising in feudal times but generally abrogated expressly by state constitutions, whereunder one was disqualified to inherit by conviction of a felony. 23 Am J2d Desc & D § 91 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • corruption of blood — Eng. Law. the impurity before law that results from attainder and disqualifies the attainted person from inheriting, retaining, or bequeathing lands or interests in lands: abolished in 1870. [1555 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Corruption — Cor*rup tion (k?r r?p sh?n), n. [F. corruption, L. corruptio.] 1. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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