What is LIBERAM LEGEM AMITTERE?

To lose one’s free law, (called the villainous judgment,) to become discredited or disabled as juror and witness, to forfeit goods and chattels and lands for life, to have those lands wasted, houses razed, trees rooted up, and one’s body committed to prison. It was anciently pronounced against conspirators, but is now disused, the punishment substituted being tine and imprisonment. Hawk. P. C. 01, c. lxxii., s. 9; 3 Inst. 221.

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