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RESCOUS Definition & Legal Meaning

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Rescue. The taking back by force goods which had been taken under a distress, or the violently taking away a man who is under arrest, and setting him at liberty, or otherwise procuring his escape, are both so denominated. This was also the name of a writ which lay in cases of rescue. Co. Litt. 1G0; 3 Bl. Comm. 140; Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 100; 6 Mees. & W. 504.


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