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HAERETICO COMBURENDO Definition & Legal Meaning

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The statute 2 lien. IV. c. 15, de hwretico comburendo,was the first penal law enacted againstheresy, and imposed the penalty of death by burning against all heretics who relapsedor who refused to abjure their opinions. It was repealed by the statute 29 Car. II. c. 9.Brown. This was also the name of a writ for the purpose indicated.


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