oath of calumny
Definition of oath of calumny
: an oath taken by a plaintiff or defendant that attests to the plaintiff's or defendant's good faith and to his conviction that there exists a good ground of action
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Origin and Etymology of oath of calumny
translation of Late Latin juramentum calumniae
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