Bill Of Attainder Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Bill Of Attainder, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Bill Of Attainder?

(n) Bill Of Attainder is a legislative Act which declares a person or group as guilty of any crime, there by ordering punishment to them, without allowing them a chance to represent their cause or an unbiased trial to determine whether they are guilty. Many constitutions prohibit enacting of such Acts. This was practiced by English monarchies during eighteenth century.