At*ten"tate (#), At*ten"tat (#), n. [L. attentatum, pl. attentata, fr. attentare to attempt: cf. F. attentat criminal attempt. See Attempt.]
An attempt; an assault.
2. Law (a)
A proceeding in a court of judicature, after an inhibition is decreed.
Any step wrongly innovated or attempted in a suit by an inferior judge.
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