DEFENSE OF ANOTHER - DEFINITIONS
Bodily Harm - Any touching of a person against his/her will with physical force, in an intentional, hostile, and aggressive manner.
Reference: Black's Law Dictionary 222 (Rev. 4th ed. 1968).
Deadly Force - Force intended or likely to cause death or great bodily injury.
References: Gransden v. State, 12 Okl. Cr. 417, 158 P. 157 (1916); R. Perkins, Criminal Law 993 (2d ed. 1969).
Great Bodily Harm - Serious and severe bodily injury. Such injury must be of a greater degree than a mere battery.
Reference: Roddie v. State, 19 Okl. Cr. 63, 198 P. 342 (1921).
Imminent Danger - Danger that is pressing, urgent or immediate.
References: Lary v. State, 50 Okl. Cr. 111, 296 P. 512 (1931); Turner v. State, 4 Okl. Cr. 164, 111 P. 988, 998 (1910); R. Perkins, Criminal Law 994 (2d ed. 1969).
Master - Male employer.
Reference: Black's Law Dictionary 879 (5th ed. 1979).
Mistress - Female employer.
Reference: Webster's Third New International Dictionary 1446 (1961).
Reasonably Safe Opportunity - An opportunity to retreat with complete safety.
Reference: W. LaFave & A. Scott, Criminal Law § 53, at 396 (1972).
Servant - Employee.
Reference: Black's Law Dictionary 1227 (5th ed. 1979).
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