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The fighting of two persons, one against the other, at an appointed time and place, upon a precedent quarrel. It differs from an array in this, that the latter occurs on a sudden quarrel, while the former is always the result of design.
When one of the parties is killed, the survivor is guilty of murder. Fighting a duel, even where there is no fatal result, is, of itself, a misdemeanor.