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

    Within her arms.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Within her arms. Used of a husband de jure, as well as de facto. 2 Inst. 317. Also inter brachia. Bract, fol. 148b. It was in this sense that a woman could only have an appeal for murder of her husband inter brachia sua.