Act of attainder


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In one tutorial he explained that an act of attainder taints the noble blood of its victim and all his progeny, who also forfeit any claim to nobility.
Indeed, the popularity, with accusers, of Attainder rather than Impeachment, stemmed from the fact that an Act of Attainder was not necessarily preceded by a trial in which the accused could defend himself.
En realite, la tendance des accusateurs a avoir recours a l'attainder plutot qu'a l'impeachment venait de ce qu'un Act of Attainder n'etait pas necessairement precede d'un proces au cours duquel l'accuse pouvait se defendre.