unperjured

unperjured

(ʌnˈpɜːdʒəd)
adj
archaic not guilty of or characterized by perjury
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Proof was not what we currently understand as proof but rather an appeal to the supernatural, through ordeal, battle, or what was called wager of law, that is, swearing to the truth of one's claim and rounding up a sufficient number of "oath-helpers" who would testify that one's oath was clean and unperjured. Although ordeal, battle, and wager of law were all, at one time, used in the royal courts, by 1215 they were replaced by trial by jury, (9) which, at about the same time, was also extended from private cases to questions of criminal guilt.