An oath required of the plaintiff that he would prosecute, and of the defendant, that he was innocent.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Antejuramentum — Antejuramentum, and præjuramentum, historically called juramentum calumniæ (literally, oath to accuse falsely ), is an oath which both the accuser and accused were obliged to make before any trial or purgation. The accuser was to swear that he… …   Wikipedia

  • Antejuramentum — (Rechtsw.), sonst in England der Eid vor Gefährde …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • antejuramentum — an·te·ju·ra·men·tum …   English syllables

  • antejuramentum — /aentiyjuramentam/ In Saxon law, a preliminary or preparatory oath (called also praejuramentum, and juramentum calumniae, (q.v.), which both the accuser and accused were required to make before any trial or purgation; the accuser swearing that he …   Black's law dictionary

  • antejuramentum — ˌantē , tə̇ noun (plural antejuramenta) Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin ante + juramentum oath more at jurament : the preliminary oath required of the accuser and accused in a trial by compurgation …   Useful english dictionary

  • ANTEJURAMENTUM seu PRAEJURAMENTUM — Anglis olim dictum Iuramentum de calumnia, quod ab accusatis et accusatoribus aeque exigebatur, priusquam in litem descenderent, uti inprimis cautum in LL. Aethelstani Regis c. 23. apud Lambardum. Et ab accusatore quidem in huiusmodi… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Praejuramentum — Praejuramentum, s. Antejuramentum …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • praejuramentum — See antejuramentum …   Black's law dictionary

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