A sworn witness to the innocence or good character of an accused person.
More example sentences
- Well, she probably thought the air force officer was a compurgator.
- My neighbors, as my compurgators, could aver this fact, as seeing my occupations and my attachment to them.
- If these compurgators all agreed in a declaration in favour of the accused, this was held to he a complete acquittal.
mid 16th century: medieval Latin, from Latin com- 'together with' + purgator, from purgare 'purify' (see compurgation).
Definition of compurgator in:
- The US English dictionary