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Purgation, 1) the act of cleansing the body by evacuation: “to put him to his p.” Hml. III, 2, 318.
2) clearing from the imputation of guilt, exculpation: As I, 3, 55. Wint. III, 2, 7. H8 V, 3, 152. Misapplied by Costard in LLL III, 128, and used with purposed impropriety by Touchstone in As V, 4, 45.
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