Definitions

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  • n. An assault on a person in his own home.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Scots law, the offense of feloniously beating or assaulting a person in his own house or dwelling-place. Also homesocken.

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Examples

  • BURGLARY (_burgi latrocinium_; in ancient English law, _hamesucken_ [1]), at common law, the offence of breaking and entering the dwelling-house of another with intent to commit a felony.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • I have evited striking you in your ain house under muckle provocation, because I am ignorant how the laws here may pronounce respecting burglary and hamesucken, and such matters; and, besides, I would not willingly hurt ye, man, e'en on the causeway, that is free to us baith, because I mind your kindness of lang syne, and partly consider ye as a poor deceived creature.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • I have evited striking you in your ain house under muckle provocation, because I am ignorant how the laws here may pronounce respecting burglary and hamesucken, and such matters; and, besides, I would not willingly hurt ye, man, e’en on the causeway, that is free to us baith, because I mind your kindness of lang syne, and partly consider ye as a poor deceived creature.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Two burgesses of Edinburgh were accordingly summoned to take their trial for “felony, hamesucken, and violent invasion of the Queen’s palace.”

    Luther and Other Leaders of the Reformation

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