until he has purged himself satisfactorily of the crime imputed to him or has failed  to do so, whereupon he ought to be degraded,]12because the king will have no right  to imprison one he cannot judge, [nor can he degrade clerks who cannot promote  them in orders,]3 as was said above.4
When a man fails in his purgation in court christian.
 When a clerk convicted of a crime is degraded, no other punishment follows for the  single or the several offences committed before his degradation. Degradation, which  involves a great diminutio capitis,5 is punishment enough, unless he is convicted  of apostasy, for then he is first degraded and afterwards burned by the lay arm, as  happened in the Council of Oxford, held by Stephen, archbishop of Canterbury,  of blessed memory, in the case of a certain deacon who apostatized for the sake of a  jewess and who, when he had been degraded by the bishop, was forthwith committed  to the flames by the lay arm.6 If any ordinary refuses to impose purgation in court  christian on a clerk thus delivered to him unless the accuser makes his accusation  anew before him, let a writ then be issued to him on the king's behalf in this form:
Where the ordinary refuses to impose purgation on a man when he is delivered to him; a writ then should issue to him as follows:
 The king to such an ordinary, greeting. We have heard that though a certain clerk,  accused (or appealed or indicted) of homicide, had been brought before our  justices and there handed over to you as a clerk, that he might purge himself  before you and prove his innocence if he could, you do not wish, so it is said, to  proceed to the purgation unless someone sues de novo before you in the ecclesiastical  court and presents an accusation against him. Since by the accusation made in  our court with respect to that death he is held sufficiently suspect, and after7 such  accusation and indictment nothing further remains save that his purgation be  permitted to take place before you, which would be done, were he a layman and  if his order did not raise an impediment, in our court, [where], though no one sued  we would sue for the preservation of our peace, we order you to carry out what it is  your duty to do according as the said man has purged himself before you or not.  Witness etc.
Of the custody of the accused; who are to be committed to prison and who released on finding pledges; and of breach of prison.
 In every injuria and trespass against the king's peace to which the word felony is  added, the appellee or person accused is usually released by pledges, except in the  case of homicide,8 since 9no one who can provide pledges is to be thrust into prison  unless it is evident that he has perpetrated so serious a crime that he ought not  to be handed over
9. Reading: cum non sit quidam in carcerem detrudendi si plegios dare possit
9-10. D. 48.3.3: non esse in vincula coicendum eum qui fideiussores dare paratus est nisi si tam grave scelus admisisse eum constet ut neque fideiussoribus neque militibus committi debeat, verum hanc ipsam carceris poenam ante supplicium sustinere.