What is the Castle Doctrine?

History,Home,Home & Family,Traditions
June 19, 2012

Learn the origins of the English phrase


The phrase “a man’s home is his castle” has its origin in English common law. In the United States, “castle doctrine” laws refer to a homeowner’s right to protect his residence by using reasonable force, even deadly, without any duty to retreat from the attacker. Such laws vary from state to state.


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