alfet

Alfet

Al"fet\, n. [LL. alfetum, fr. AS. [=a]lf[ae]t a pot to boil in; [=a]l burning + f[ae]t 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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