Words nearby compurgation
Example sentences from the Web for compurgation
But Dr Gascoigne enters his protest in the Chancellors book against the indiscriminate admission of parties to compurgation.Oxford and its Story|Cecil Headlam
The form of the oath which she was to swear was then communicated to her and the day for the compurgation fixed.Grettir The Strong|Unknown
It might give procedural privileges: trial by combat is excluded, and trial by compurgation is secured and regulated.
But experience having shown that this method of trial was tumultuary and uncertain, they corrected it by the idea of compurgation.
The form of oaths for compurgation were specified for theft of cattle, unsoundness of property bought, and money owed for a sale.