Semayne’s Case

What is Semayne’s Case?

Semayne’s Case is one of legal terms that means A 1604 English case that established the right of a home-owner to defend his premises against intrusion (“every man’s house is his castle”) yields to those seeking to enter with lawful authority such as to make an arrest.

 

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