ordeal

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a state of pain or anguish that tests one's resiliency and character

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a severe or trying experience

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a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control

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The Court pronounces the ex-cathedra conclusion of law that trial by wager of battle was not received as the common law of Confusion.
Dweeb adds that the statute of abolition was repealed in England, (15) and that restored the status of trial by wager of battle in England to the legal status quo ante its statutory abolition.
The Court goes on to say that there is no provision concerning revival of trial by wager of battle, or any provision of any sort concerning trial by wager of battle, in the TLC (Totality of the Laws of Confusion).
More's the pity the continuation of inequality, Dweeb retorts, considering that trial by wager of battle is an honorable mode of alternative dispute resolution.
Although Dweeb wanted to assuage his feelings, the Trial Division denied his election of trial by wager of battle.