Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To fight; to engage in bat-tie.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A forcible encounter between two or more persons; a battle; a duel. Triui by battle.
    —Mntnal combat is one into which bath the parties enter voluntarily; it implies a common intent to fight, but not necessarily an exchange of blows. Aidrige v. 'State, 59 Miss. 250; Tate v. Slate, 46 Ga. 158.