In the civil law. Calumny, malice, or ill design; a false accusation; a malicious prosecution. Lanning v. Christy, 30 Ohio St. 115, 27 Am. Rep. 431.
In the old common law. A claim, demand, challenge to jurors.
- CALUMINAE JURAMENTUM
In the old canon law. An oath similar to the calumnies jusjurandum, (q. v.)
- CALUMINAE JUSJURANDUM
The oath of calumny. An oath imposed upon the parties to a suit that they did not sue or defend with the intention of calumniating, (calumniandi animo,) i. e., with a malicious design, but from a firm belief that they had a good cause. Inst. 4, 16.
In the civil law. One who accused another of a crime without cause; one who brought a false accusation. Cod. 9, 46.
Defamation; slander; false accusation of a crime or offense. See CALUMNIA.
In Spanish law. A treasury. Las Partidas, pt 6, tit. 3, 1, 2.
The exchequer. White, New Recop. b. 3, tit 8, c L
- CAMBELLANUS, OR CAMBELLARIUS
A chamberlain. Spelman.
In old English law. An exchanger. Cambiatores monetw, exchangers of money; money-changers.
In Spanish law. Exchange. Schm. Civil Law, 148.
Champerty; from campus, a field, and partus, divided. Spelman.