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compurgation

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com=pur=ga=tion

CIDE DICTIONARY

compurgationn. [L. compurgatio, fr. compurgare to purify wholly; com- + purgare to make pure. See Purge, v. t.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Exculpation by testimony to one's veracity or innocence.  [1913 Webster]
    "He was privileged from his childhood from suspicion of incontinency and needed no compurgation."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

compurgation, n. Law hist. an acquittal from a charge or accusation obtained by the oaths of witnesses.

Derivative
compurgatory adj.
Etymology
med.L compurgatio f. L compurgare (as com-, purgare purify)

ROGET THESAURUS

compurgation

Acquittal

N acquittal, acquitment, clearance, exculpation, acquittance, clearance, exoneration, discharge, quietus, absolution, compurgation, reprieve, respite, pardon, impunity, diplomatic immunity, immunity, plea bargain, deal with the prosecutor, no cause for action, no damages, acquitted, uncondemned, unpunished, unchastised, not guilty, not proven, not liable, nemo bis punitur pro codem delicto.

Evidence

N evidence, facts, premises, data, praecognita, grounds, indication, criterion, testimony, testification, expert testimony, attestation, deposition, examination, admission, authority, warrant, credential, diploma, voucher, certificate, doquet, docket, testamur, record, document, pi ce justificative, deed, warranty, signature, seal, exhibit, material evidence, objective evidence, witness, indicator, hostile witness, eyewitness, earwitness, material witness, state's evidence, deponent, sponsor, cojuror, oral evidence, documentary evidence, hearsay evidence, external evidence, extrinsic evidence, internal evidence, intrinsic evidence, circumstantial evidence, cumulative evidence, ex parte evidence, presumptive evidence, collateral evidence, constructive evidence, proof, evidence in chief, secondary evidence, confirmation, corroboration, support, ratification, authentication, compurgation, wager of law, comprobation, citation, reference, legal research, literature search (experiment), showing, indicative, indicatory, deducible, grounded on, founded on, based on, corroborative, confirmatory, by inference, according to, witness, a fortiori, still more, still less, raison de plus, in corroboration, of, valeat quantum, under seal, under one's hand and seal, dictum de dicto, mise en evidence.


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