Duelling Law and Legal Definition

Duelling is the fighting of two persons, one against the other, at a pre-appointed time and place and upon a precedent quarrel. It persisted in the early 1800s. In dueling the use of guns, swords, or other harmful weapons resolves quarrels. It used to occur commonly between opposing individuals seeking restitution or satisfaction outside the court system. Duelling differs from an array. Duelling is always the result of design while array occurs on a sudden quarrel. In dueling when one of the parties is killed, the survivor is guilty of murder. Even if there is no fatal result it is a misdemeanor.