compurgator


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compurgator

one who testifies to the innocence of an accused person.
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On the other, we have also witnessed NEPRA as a compurgator in implementing International Financial Institutions (IFIs) dictations to increase power tariffs without keeping in view the ill-paying-capacity of domestic consumers in Pakistan.
Como sights Crisp in Eondon in the mid-1630s, and notes his occasional preaching in the city as well as his association with John Emerson, a member of the "Eaton" antinomian circle and a compurgator for Crisp in the latter's 1634 High Commission trial.
(22) The presenting jury was a holdover from the compurgator jury, which essentially ratified the government's accusations based on first-hand experience with the facts.
According to the practice, the compurgator lost the case in one of two ways: Either the oaths were repeated incorrectly or the defendant failed to gather the appropriate number of compurgators.(27) Therefore, the form and delivery of the oath had to be correct in order to stand, for replicating the formula was part of the proof.
Indeed, it is only through Christ, the Divine Compurgator, that this literal breach of faith can be remedied.