vulgar purgation

noun

Definition of vulgar purgation

: purgation by combat or by ordeal by fire or water — compare canonical purgation

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History and Etymology for vulgar purgation

so called from its not having been sanctioned by the church

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“Vulgar purgation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vulgar%20purgation. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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