Breaking doors

BREAKING DOORS. The act of forcibly removing the fastenings of a house, so that a person may enter.
     2. It is a maxim that every man's house is his castle, and it is protected from every unlawful invasion. An officer having a lawful process, of a criminal nature, authorizing him to do so, may break an outer door, if upon making a demand of admittance it is refused. The house may also be broken open for the purpose of executing a writ of habere facias possessionem. 5 Co. 93; Bac. Ab. Sheriff, N 3.
     3. The house protects the owner from the service of all civil process in the first instance, but not, if once lawfully arrested, he takes refuge in his own house; in that case the officer may pursue him, and break open any door for the Purpose. Foster, 320; 1 Rolle's R. 138 Cro. Jac. 555. Vide Door; House.

References in periodicals archive ?
The operation took place with the special forces violently entering and searching the houses of the activists by breaking doors and windows of their homes.
In occupied Jerusalem, Israeli forces kidnapped 4 youngsters from Issawiyya village, after raiding their homes and breaking doors and windows.
But the protest descended into violence at the university's Aston Webb's Great Hall when police were called and protesters were accused of breaking doors, hurling smoke bombs and allegedly attacking campus staff.
Saudi forces used excessive force in the raid, breaking doors and terrorizing women and children inside the house.
It's not the fall of Mubarak's regime that made them happy, but the fall of Al Fayoum Governorate prison (100km south of Cairo) and the breaking doors of its wards that gave prisoners opportunity to escape.
At least 200 protesters forced their way into the building in the Garden City neighborhood in Cairo, breaking doors and windows, before Egyptian security officials arrived and took them out.
They were found possessing sharp tools for dismantling or breaking doors.
Our previous manager had a habit of breaking doors and windows but Maurice Malpas isn't Terry Butcher.
About 100 Jewish settlers attacked houses in the old city and eastern Hebron, setting fires, breaking doors and windows and firing at houses.
Incidents this year included hurling Molotov cocktails and stones at glass windows and doors, starting fires, breaking doors and stealing safety equipment stored in rooms to deal with emergency cases, the statement said.
run around breaking doors down in the hunt for nasty ghoulies, I'm convinced DCI Burke is just around the corner.