hamesucken


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hamesucken

(ˈheɪmˌsʌkən)
n
(Law) Scots law the offence of attacking a person in his or her own dwelling
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The pair were convicted of the old Scottish crime of hamesucken and at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday, judge Bill Dunlop QC jailed them both and ordered Rooney to be monitored for four years after his release.
He made no plea or declaration to a charge of hamesucken - an offence of assaulting a person in their own home after breaking into the premises.
HAMESUCKEN - Assaulting someone in their home, a capital punishment until 1887.