Corsned Law and Legal Definition

Corsned is a ordeal followed in old English law. Any person accused of a crime was given a one-ounce piece of bread or cheese that a priest had solemnly charged to stick in the throat of the guilty. If the person choked he was declared guilty and if the person did not choke he was declared innocent. This is also referred to as ordeal of the morsel, corsnaed, trial by corsnaed, judicial morsel and morsel of execration.