Definition of SON ASSAULT DEMESNE,


SON ASSAULT DEMESNE,

pleading. His own first assault. A form of
a plea to justify an assault and battery, by whicb the defendant asserts that
the plaintiff committed an assault upon him, and the defendant merely defended
himself.


2. When the plea is supported by evidence, it is a sufficient
justification, unless the retaliation by the defendant were excessive, and bore
no proportion to the necessity, or to the provocation received. 1 East, P. C.
406; 1 Chit. Pr. 595.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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