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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of attaint.
  • adjective Subject to attainder; condemned to death or outlawry, hence stripped of one's titles, hereditary rights, or possessions.
  • adjective Tainted, corrupted.


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From attaint +‎ -ed.


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  • "Shortly afterwards, Anne was asked for her consent to an annulment, to which she agreed. Cromwell, the moving force behind the marriage, was attainted for treason. The marriage was annulled on 9 July 1540, on the grounds of non-consummation and her pre-contract to Francis of Lorraine. Henry VIII's physician stated that after the wedding night, Henry said he was not impotent because he experienced "duas pollutiones nocturnas in somno" (two nocturnal pollutions while in sleep; i.e., two wet dreams)."

    --Anne of Cleves,

    October 18, 2020

  • Hey ruzuzu remember that wild Almost Solveig gig at the Pollutiones Nocturnas nightclub in Port Bangerang? Those were the days.

    October 18, 2020

  • Mostly I remember being angry at those bouncers—especially the tall one with the bulging thews—but they were probably right about not shooting off fireworks in that enclosed space.

    November 1, 2020

  • Any idea what they eventually did with the 37 pink ferrets?

    November 2, 2020

  • Last I heard, they were opening for Styx on the state fair circuit—but I’m not sure whether the virus has changed their tour plans.

    November 2, 2020