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corruption of blood:the effect of an attainder which bars a person from inheriting, retaining, or transmitting any estate, rank, or title [no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood "U.S. Constitution art. III"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.