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bill of attainder

noun
1.
an act of legislature finding a person guilty of treason or felony without trial.
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bill of attainder

noun
1.
(formerly) a legislative act finding a person guilty without trial of treason or felony and declaring him attainted See also attainder (sense 1)
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