antejuramentum

noun

an·​te·​ju·​ra·​men·​tum
ˌantē-,
-tə̇-
plural antejuramenta
: the preliminary oath required of the accuser and accused in a trial by compurgation

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, from Latin ante- + juramentum oath

First Known Use

circa 1763, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antejuramentum was circa 1763

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“Antejuramentum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antejuramentum. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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