What is CALUMNIZE JUSJURAND1UM? Definition of CALUMNIZE JUSJURAND1UM in Black's Law Dictionary – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.
The oath of (against) calumny. An oath imposed upon the parties to a suit that they did not sue or defend with the intention of calumniating, (calumniandi animo,) e., with a malicious design, but from a firm belief that they had a good cause. Inst. 4, The object was to prevent vexatious and unnecessary suits. It was especially used in divorce cases, though of little practical utility; Bish. Marr. & Div. § 353; 2 Bish.Marr.Div. & Sep. § A somewhat similar provision is to be found in the requirement made in some states that the defendant shall file an affidavit of merits.
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