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