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EXCESS Definition & Legal Meaning

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When a defendant pleaded to an action of assault that the plaintiff trespassedon his land, and he would not depnrt when ordered, whereupon he, mollitcrmanus imposuit, gently laid hands on him, the replication of excess was to the effectthat the defendant used more force than necessary. Wharton.


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