compurgator

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compurgator

one who testifies to the innocence of an accused person.
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At least thirty of their friends, relatives, and neighbors, the majority from St Saviour, became involved as witnesses and compurgators as their protracted suit ran on into its second year" (60).
That is, he would take an oath that he is not indebted, and he would bring into court eleven compurgators.
original number of 12 compurgators until one party had 12 compurgators
Through compurgation, the accuser and accused swore oaths, aided by compurgators who were enlisted on their behalf to vouch for the oaths.