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Meaning of COMPURGATION

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com`pur*ga"tion\, n. [L. compurgatio, fr.
compurgare to purify wholly; com- + purgare to make pure. See
Purge, v. t.]
1. (Law) The act or practice of justifying or confirming a
   man's veracity by the oath of others; -- called also
   {wager of law}. See {Purgation}; also {Wager of law},
   under {Wager}.

2. Exculpation by testimony to one's veracity or innocence.

         He was privileged from his childhood from suspicion
         of incontinency and needed no compurgation. --Bp.
                                               Hacket.

 

 

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