Jousting vs Attaint - What's the difference?

jousting | attaint |


As nouns the difference between jousting and attaint

is that jousting is a medieval european sport in which mounted knights charged at each other bearing lances while attaint is (archaic) a blow or strike, especially in jousting.

As verbs the difference between jousting and attaint

is that jousting is while attaint is (archaic) to subject to attainder; to condemn (someone) to death and extinction of all civil rights.

As an adjective attaint is

(obsolete) convicted, attainted.

jousting

English

Noun

  • A medieval European sport in which mounted knights charged at each other bearing lances.
  • (figurative) Any activity in which two people spar with each other verbally.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • attaint

    English

    Alternative forms

    * atteint

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Convicted, attainted.
  • (obsolete) Attainted; corrupted.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To subject to attainder; to condemn (someone) to death and extinction of all civil rights.
  • (archaic) To subject to calumny; to accuse of a crime or dishonour.
  • To taint; to corrupt, sully.
  • * 1596 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , IV.i:
  • Amoret right fearefull was and faint, / Lest she with blame her honor should attaint [...].

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A blow or strike, especially in jousting.
  • * 2009 , Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall , Fourth Estate 2010, p. 484:
  • At the moment of impact, the king's eyes are open, his body braced for the atteint ; he takes the blow perfectly, its force absorbed by a body securely armoured, moving in the right direction, maving at the right speed.
  • A wound on the leg of a horse caused by a blow
  • (obsolete, legal) The giving of a false verdict by a jury; the conviction of such a jury, and the reversal of the verdict