n. A formal ceremony preceding the reconciliation of two enemies. Great skill is necessary for its satisfactory observance.
I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
— Mark Twain
One would have thought litigation superior to dueling for the purpose of settling disputes – provided that one had not met a lawyer.
— William Ferraiolo