antejuramentum

noun
an·​te·​ju·​ra·​men·​tum | \ ˌantē-, -tə̇- \
plural antejuramenta

Definition of antejuramentum

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

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First Known Use of antejuramentum

circa 1763, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antejuramentum

Medieval Latin, from Latin ante- + juramentum oath

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“Antejuramentum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antejuramentum. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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