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RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
     2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
     3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The next target and resistance level is pounds 10,000 per tonne and this now does not look to be far away.
The EGX30 index may retest resistance levels of 13,960 and 14,100 points if it settled above 13,850 points, while it may see support at 13,780 and 13,640 points, Fouda added.
Moving averages, trend lines, Fibonacci levels and price channels can all be used to represent support and resistance levels.
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The shares of Global Telecom are expected to overcome the resistance level of EGP 5, then near EGP 5.40-5.50 if it succeeds.
The share price has also broken a short-term resistance level and given a 'buy' signal from a short-term trading range," the broker said.
"After the index crosses that 3,055 resistance level, I'll be able to say it is in medium-risk," he said.
He added that the small- and medium-sized enterprises index EGX70 will break through a resistance level near 337 points.
A price falling near its support level is expected to bounce up from that level, and a price that has reached its resistance level is expected to bounce back down to lower points.
The share has broken through and established itself over a resistance level around NOK53 and is now also breaking up through a resistance level of more than NOK60," the broker wrote in a recent analysis.
Summary: Next resistance level on the upside is $1,300 an ounce