Alfet

An alfet (ālfæt, `fire vat`) was an ancient cauldron filled with boiling water, into which an accused person was to plunge his arm up to his elbow. The arm and hand were then bound and left for three days. If the wound was found to have begun to heal cleanly the person was judged to be innocent. However, if the scald was infected or unhealed, .....
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Alfet

• (n.) A caldron of boiling water into which an accused person plunged his forearm as a test of innocence or guilt.
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Alfet

Al'fet noun [ Late Latin alfetum , from Anglo-Saxon ālfæt a pot to boil in; āl burning + fæt vat.] A caldron of boiling water into which an accused person plunged his forearm as a test of innocence or guilt.
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alfet

cauldron of boiling water used during trials by ordeal
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