Then twelve compurgators were called to testify their belief in the falsehood of the charges.
The book was signed by all the clergy of Geneva, as Calvin's compurgators.
He takes his compurgators, his vouchers, his guaranties, along with him.
This the accused clerk did by swearing to his own innocence and producing twelve compurgators who swore to the same effect.
He is attended to the bar of public opinion by two compurgators who occupy highly honourable stations.
Each party was permitted to bring with him as many as thirty friends to act as witnesses and compurgators.
My neighbors, as my compurgators, could aver this fact, as seeing my occupations and my attachment to them.
If he pleaded “Not guilty” a day was appointed, on which he had to clear himself by the oath of a number of compurgators.
Proofs of her art it would have been hard to establish; hosts of compurgators to attest her innocence would have sprung up.
Some had to undergo the formality of purging themselves with compurgators.