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