Compurgator meaning

kämpərgātər
One who testified in a compurgation.
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(now historical, law) A character witness in canon law who swore an oath that the accused was innocent.
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(historical, law) An ‘oath-helper’ in Anglo-Saxon or Germanic law who testified to the character of an accused person.
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More generally, someone who vouches for another person's innocence, trustworthiness etc.
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Origin of compurgator

  • From Medieval Latin compurgator or Middle French compurgateur, from Latin to purify.

    From Wiktionary