A form of trial, derived from barbarian law which relied on divine intervention to determine guilt or innocence.
Related term(s): Court; Compurgation; Itinerant Judges; Justiciar; Pillory; Stocks
Category: Government and Law
Contributor(s): Natalie Kohout
Source information: Hollister, C. Warren and Judith M. Bennett. Medieval History: A Short History. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002.
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