2Anent singular combattis

Oure soverane lord and estaittis of this present parliament, considering the great libertie that sindrie persones takis in provoking utheris to singular combattis upoun suddan and frivoll querrellis, quhilk hes ingenderit grat inconveniences within this realme, thairfoir statutis and ordinis that na persone in tyme cumming without his hienes licence fecht ony singular combatt under the pane of dead and his moveable geir escheat to his hienes use, and the provocar to be punischit with ane mair ignominious dead nor the defendar at the plesure of his majestie.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.21r.
  2. 'V' written in margin beside heading.