Trial by combat is not dueling, as explained above.
Trial by combat is recognizing that you always have a natural right to defend yourself, that the "State" isn't above all, and the civilized idea that you shouldn't use overwhelming force against someone, they should have a fighting chance.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
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