Definition of compurgation
: the clearing of an accused person by oaths of others who swear to the veracity or innocence of the accused
Origin of compurgation
Late Latin compurgation-, compurgatio, from Latin compurgare to clear completely, from com- + purgare to purge
First Known Use: circa 1658
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