antejuramentum

noun an·te·ju·ra·men·tum \ˌantē-, -tə̇-\

Definition of antejuramentum

plural

antejuramenta

  1. :  the preliminary oath required of the accuser and accused in a trial by compurgation

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Origin and Etymology of antejuramentum

Medieval Latin, from Latin ante- + juramentum oath — more at jurament


First Known Use: circa 1763


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