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com•pur•ga•tion



Pronunciation: (kom"pur-gā'shun), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/compurgation.html on line 75 [key]
n.
an early common-law method of trial in which the defendant is acquitted on the sworn endorsement of a specified number of friends or neighbors.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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