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See definition of compurgation on Dictionary.com
  • as inabsolution
  • as invindication

synonyms for compurgation

  • forgiveness
  • acquittal
  • amnesty
  • exculpation
  • mercy
  • pardon
  • release
  • exoneration
  • revenge
  • justification
  • substantiation
  • extenuating circumstances
  • mitigating circumstances
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How to use compurgation in a sentence

For civil suits there was a provision against ‘wager of battle,’ and the accused again cleared themselves by compurgation.
BELL'S CATHEDRALS: THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF RIPONCECIL WALTER CHARLES HALLETT
But experience having shown that this method of trial was tumultuary and uncertain, they corrected it by the idea of compurgation.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. VII. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
Compurgation was abolished in 1440 as its inferiority to trial by witnesses became fully recognized.
PRIZE ORATIONS OF THE INTERCOLLEGIATE PEACE ASSOCIATIONINTERCOLLEGIATE PEACE ASSOCIATION
With this assize too a practice which had prevailed from the earliest English times, the practice of "compurgation," passed away.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, VOLUME I (OF 8)JOHN RICHARD GREEN
But the compurgation was now completed, and the Cid was compelled to do homage.
THE HISTORY OF CHIVALRY, VOLUME II (OF 2)CHARLES MILLS
In the case of suspects of heresy who cleared themselves by compurgation, abjuration, of course, did not include confession.
A HISTORY OF THE INQUISITION OF THE MIDDLE AGES; VOLUME IHENRY CHARLES LEA
The trial per sectam was used as an alternative to the assize or jury, and resembled in principle the system of compurgation.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 5VARIOUS
Yet by the middle of the century, when Simancas wrote, compurgation was becoming obsolete.
A HISTORY OF THE INQUISITION OF SPAIN; VOL. 3HENRY CHARLES LEA
Conducted after this fashion it is easy to understand why compurgation should be characterized as blind and perilous.
A HISTORY OF THE INQUISITION OF SPAIN; VOL. 3HENRY CHARLES LEA
The Spanish Inquisition naturally inherited compurgation among the other traditions of the institution.
A HISTORY OF THE INQUISITION OF SPAIN; VOL. 3HENRY CHARLES LEA
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO COMPURGATION

  • acquittal
  • amnesty
  • compurgation
  • exculpation
  • forgiveness
  • mercy
  • pardon
  • release
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