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battle

trial by battle was an ancient form of alternative dispute resolution by which parties fought each other to the death. Champions could be substituted. It was abolished in England after 1818. In Scotland, it took longer for a final determination on competency, a ruling on the point being sought only in 1985.
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He expressed heartfelt condolences with the families who lost their dear ones and property during the border skirmishes and prayed for the innocent souls.
In the past, both countries have accused the other of initiating border skirmishes leading to casualties on both sides.
28 ( ANI ): Skirmishes erupted in California's Berkeley after several dozen of left-wing protesters surrounded and shouted at a handful of right-wing demonstrators.
Skirmishes continued, with police advancing down the street with two water cannons.
BEIRUT: Both regime troops and rebel militias suffered casualties Monday during skirmishes near the besieged National Hospital in Jisr al-Shughur, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi troops were forced to retreat from Jizan province to a nearby stronghold as Yemeni tribal troops inflicted major losses on them during border skirmishes.
It is heart-breaking to watch our World entering a phase full of hatred, skirmishes and disunity.
Summary: Sporadic skirmishes erupt in Egypt as police quash attempts by supporters of ousted Islamist president Morsi to stage rallies.
Since 1994, although there is a cease-fire between the countries, border skirmishes frequently escalate, leaving both troops and civilians living on the border dead or injured.
NEW DELHI -- Outgoing Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh Thursday claimed that India has given a befitting reply to Pakistan after the beheading of an Indian soldier by Pakistani troops in 2013 along the Line of Control (LoC) even as he did not rule out the possibility of skirmishes on the western front in future.
Kidapawan City - Some 70 families displaced by ongoing skirmishes between warring groups in Matalam, North Cotabato, were provided with relief goods coming from the provincial government.
The increase in the number of displaced persons was brought about by renewed skirmishes between Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) men and government security forces.