sferred, is matter in pais. 2 Bl. Comm. 294.—Aot of attainder. A legislative act, at-tainting a person. See Attainder.—Act of bankruptcy. Any act which renders a person liable to be proceeded against as a bankrupt, or for which he may be adjudged bankrupt. These acts are usually defined and classified in statutes on the subject. Duncan v. Landis, 106 Fed. 839, 45 C. C. A. 666; In re Chapman (D. C.) 99 Fed. 395.—Act of curatory. In Scotch law. The act extracted by the clerk, upon any one’s acceptance of being curator. Forb. Inst pt. 1, b. 1, c. 2. tit. 2. 2 Karnes