Execration Law and Legal Definition

Execration refers to:

a. hate coupled with disgust;

b. an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group; or

c. the object of cursing or detestation; that which is execrated.

It also refers to a form of trial by purgation, consisting in feeding the accused a small bit of consecrated cheese or bread, and at the same time praying for his ability to swallow it if innocent and to choke to death on it if guilty; the morsel given the accused in the purgation.