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Death Civil

Death, Civil, formerly took place when anyone was outlawed or attainted, for he thereupon lost (subject to some exceptions) his civil rights and capacities, and became, in fact, dead in law (civiliter mortmts). By a statute passed in the present reign (the 33 and 34 Vict., c. 23) it is provided that after the passing of that Act no confession, verdict, inquest, conviction, or judgment of or for any treason or felony or felo de se shall cause any attainder or corruption of blood or any forfeiture or escheat.