At*ten"tate (#), At*ten"tat (#), n. [L. attentatum, pl. attentata, fr. attentare to attempt: cf. F. attentat criminal attempt. See Attempt.]

1.

An attempt; an assault.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

2. Law (a)

A proceeding in a court of judicature, after an inhibition is decreed.

(b)

Any step wrongly innovated or attempted in a suit by an inferior judge.

 

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