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  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The statute 2 Hen. IV. c. 15, de haeretico comburendo, was the first penal law enacted against heresy, and imposed the penalty of death by burning against all beretica who relapsed or who refused to abjure their opinions. It was repealed by the statute 29 Car. II. c. 9. Brown. This was also the name of a writ for the purpose indicated.