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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A type of trial where the person accused can call up several people to testify as to his or her innocence.

Usage examples (19)
  • Very rarely acquittal by compurgation, that is by oath of the accused supported by the oaths of a number of persons that they believed he was telling the truth, was allowed.
  • "compurgation" cease wholly till Queen Mary's reign.
  • Accused persons cleared themselves by compurgation, or underwent penalties
  • For civil suits there was a provision against 'wager of battle,' and the accused again cleared themselves by compurgation. for more
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