Trial by combat

From Conservapedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Trial by combat is an ancient and medieval criminal trial procedure. In it, the accused, or a volunteer champion, offers to settle the guilt or innocence of the accused by wager of battle. The theory behind trial by combat states that God will decide guilt or innocence by letting either the king's champion, or the accused or his champion, prevail in the combat.

Trial by combat follows most of the rules set forth for duelling.