2. Exculpation by testimony to one's veracity or innocence.
He was privileged from his childhood from suspicion of incontinency and needed no compurgation.
(Com"pur*ga`tor) n. [LL.] One who bears testimony or swears to the veracity or innocence
of another. See Purgation; also Wager of law, under Wager.
All they who know me . . . will say they have reason in this matter to be my compurgators.
(Com*pur`ga*to"ri*al) a. Relating to a compurgator or to compurgation. "Their compurgatorial
(Com*put"a*ble) a. [L. computabilis.] Capable of being computed, numbered, or reckoned.
Not easily computable by arithmetic.
Sir M. Hale.
(Com`pu*ta"tion) n. [L. computatio: cf. F. computation.]
1. The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.
By just computation of the time.
By a computation backward from ourselves.
2. The result of computation; the amount computed.
Syn. Reckoning; calculation; estimate; account.
(Com*pute") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Computed; p. pr. & vb. n. Computing.] [L. computare.
See Count, v. t.] To determine by calculation; to reckon; to count.
Two days, as we compute the days of heaven.
What's done we partly may compute,
But know not what's resisted.
Syn. To calculate; number; count; reckon; estimate; enumerate; rate. See Calculate.
(Com*pute"), n. [L. computus: cf. F. comput.] Computation. [R.] Sir T. Browne.
(Com*put"er) n. One who computes.
(Com"pu*tist) n. A computer.
(Com"rade) n. [Sp. camarada, fr. L. camara, a chamber; hence, a chamber-fellowship, and
then a chamber-fellow: cf. F. camarade. Cf. Chamber.] A mate, companion, or associate.
And turned my flying comrades to the charge.
I abjure all roofs, and choose . . .
To be a comrade with the wolf and owl.
(Com"rade*ry) n. [Cf. F. camarederie.] The spirit of comradeship; comradeship. [R.]
"Certainly", said Dunham, with the comradery of the smoker.
W. D. Howells.
(Com"rade*ship), n. The state of being a comrade; intimate fellowship.
(Com"rogue`) n. A fellow rogue. [Obs.]