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

    An encounter, with blows or other personal violence, between two persons. See State v. Gladden, 73 N. C. 155; Carpenter v. Pcople, 31 Colo. 284, 72 Pac. 1072; Co.les v. New York Casualty Co., 87 App. Div. 41, 83 N. Y. Supp. 1063.