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compurgator

[kom-per-gey-ter]
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noun
  1. a person who vouches for the innocence and truthful testimony of another.
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Origin of compurgator

1525–35; < Medieval Latin, equivalent to compurgā(re) (see compurgation) + -tor -tor
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  • Associated words: compurgation, compurgator, compurgatorial.

    Putnam's Word Book

    Louis A. Flemming

  • I'll be your compurgator for the handle of a fan; I know love has brought many into the world, but let out none.

  • The head of a homestead was an aire, a representative freeman capable of acting as a witness, compurgator and bail.