DE HIERETICO COMBURENDO

Definition of DE HIERETICO COMBURENDO in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DE HIERETICO COMBURENDO

(Lat. For burning a heretic.) A writ which formerly issued from the secular courts for the execution, by burning, of a heretic, who had been convicted in the ecclesiastical courts of heresy, had abjured, and had relapsed into heresy. It is said to be very ancient. Fitzh.Nat.Brev. 269; 4 Bl.Comm. 46. See Ha retico Comburendo.

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