aggressor  doctrine.The  principle  precluding  tort  recovery  for  a  plaintiff  who  acts  in  a  way

that would provoke a reasonable person to use physical force for protection, unless the defendant

in turn uses excessive force to repel the plaintiff. [Cases: Assault and Battery    13. C.J.S. Assault

and Battery §§ 19–21.] [Blacks Law 8th]