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.