Origin: ME atteinten, to convict < OFr ateint, pp. of ataindre (see attain); sense infl. by Anglo-Fr teinte, taint
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transitive verb at·taint·ed, at·taint·ing, at·taints
Origin: Middle English attainten
Origin: , from Old French ataint
Origin: , past participle of ataindre, to affect; see attain.
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