Attainder vs Attendant - What's the difference?

attainder | attendant |


As nouns the difference between attainder and attendant

is that attainder is (legal|rare) the state a prisoner enters once a death sentence (usually for treason) had been issued; the state of being stripped of all civil rights while attendant is one who attends; one who works with or watches something.

As an adjective attendant is

going with; associated; concomitant.

attainder

English

Alternative forms

* attaindre (qualifier)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (legal, rare) The state a prisoner enters once a death sentence (usually for treason) had been issued; the state of being stripped of all civil rights.
  • (obsolete) A stain; a state of dishonour or condemnation.
  • * 1593 , , III. v. 32:
  • He lived from all attainder of suspects.

    Anagrams

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    attendant

    English

    Alternative forms

    * attendaunt (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who attends; one who works with or watches something.
  • Give your keys to the parking attendants and they will park your car for you.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Going with; associated; concomitant.
  • They promoted him to supervisor, with all the attendant responsibilities and privileges.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion.
  • (legal) Depending on, or owing duty or service to.
  • the widow attendant to the heir
    (Cowell)

    See also

    * part and parcel ----