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Part III, Third Head, Question XXV

The Sixth Kind of Sentence, in the Case of one who is Gravely Suspect. The sixth method of bringing to a conclusion a process on behalf of the faith is used when the person accused of heresy, after a careful examination of the merits of the process in consultation with learned lawyers, is found to […]

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Part III, Third Head, Question XXIV

The Fifth Manner of Sentence, in the Case of one under Strong Suspicion. The fifth method of concluding a process on behalf of the faith is used when she who is accused of heresy, after a careful examination of the merits of the process in consultation with learned lawyers, is found to be strongly suspected […]

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Part III, Third Head, Question XXIII

The Fourth Method of Sentencing, in the Case of one Accused upon a Light Suspicion. The fourth method of concluding the process on behalf of the faith is used when, after the merits of the process have been diligently examined in consultation with expert lawyers, the accused is found to rest under only a light […]

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Part III, Third Head, Question XXII

Of the Third Kind of Sentence, to be Pronounced on one who is Defamed, and who is to be put to the Question. The Third method of bringing a process on behalf of the faith to a conclusive termination is when the person accused of heresy, after a careful consideration of the merits of the […]

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Part III, Third Head, Question XXI

Of the Second Method of Pronouncing Sentence, when the Accused is no more than Defamed. The second method of delivering judgement is to be employed when he or she who is accused, after a diligent discussion of the merits of the case in consultation with learned lawyers, is found to be no more than defamed […]

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Part III, Third Head, Question XX

Of the First Method of Pronouncing Sentence. Since, therefore, the accused is either found innocent and is to be altogether absolved, or is found only to be generally defamed as a heretic, or is found a proper subject for the questions and the torture on account of her reputation, or is found to be lightly […]

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Part III, Third Head, Question XIX

Of the Various Degrees of Overt Suspicion which render the Accused liable to be Sentenced. Both the old and the new legislature provide an answer to the question as to in how many and what ways a person can be held suspect of heresy or any other crime, and whether they can be judged and […]

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Part III, Third Head, Question XVIII

Of the Manner of Pronouncing a Sentence which is Final and Definitive. In proceeding to treat of those cases in which the secular Judge by himself can arrive at a judgement and pronounce a sentence without the co-operation of the Diocesan and Ordinaries, we necessarily presuppose that not only is it consistent with the protection […]

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Part III, Third Head, Question XVII

Of Common Purgation, and especially of the Trial of Red-hot Iron, to which Witches Appeal. The question is now asked whether the secular judge may allow a witch to be submitted to a common purgation (concerning which see the Canon 2, q. 4, consuluisti, and cap. monomachiam), in the manner in which a civil defendant […]

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Part III, The Third Head

Which is the Last Part of the Work: How the Process is to be Concluded by the Pronouncement of a Definite and Just Sentence. Having by the grace of God examined the proper means of arriving at a knowledge of the heresy of witchcraft, and having shown how the process on behalf of the faith […]

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