In the case of suspects of heresy who cleared themselves by compurgation, abjuration, of course, did not include confession.
But the compurgation was now completed, and the Cid was compelled to do homage.
compurgation was not used; accused persons were sent directly to the ordeal.
The king or one of his reeves, conducted the trial by compurgation.
There was no trial by compurgation in the Royal Courts, which was abolished by Henry.
For civil suits there was a provision against ‘wager of battle,’ and the accused again cleared themselves by compurgation.
Associated words: compurgation, compurgator, compurgatorial.
The form of the oath which she was to swear was then communicated to her and the day for the compurgation fixed.
It might give procedural privileges: trial by combat is excluded, and trial by compurgation is secured and regulated.
The form of oaths for compurgation were specified for theft of cattle, unsoundness of property bought, and money owed for a sale.