Compurgation

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.
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2. Exculpation by testimony to one's veracity or innocence.
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He was privileged from his childhood from suspicion of incontinency and needed no compurgation.
Bp. Hacket.
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