Other Names:
Single combat
Affair of honour
Ritualized fighting
Provocation of fights

A pre-arranged regulated contest between two persons with deadly weapons with the intent of settling a quarrel or vindicating a point of honour. A duel is not self defence or a quarrel. It is not a public duel where two men fight rather than two armies, for instance, David and Goliath or Hector and Achilles. One or both people are killed usually because of some social slight.

Broader Problems:
Related Problems:
Knife wounds
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST