man's home as castle

castle, man's home as

A concept rooted in English common law, from the case of Anonymous, King's Bench, 1506, reported at Year Book, 21, H.VII 39, pl. 50, holding that a person was entitled to defend his premises against intruders because “a man's house is his castle and his defense, and where he has a peculiar right to stay.”

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