SEC. 95-1-1. Certain words actionable.
All words which, from their usual construction and common acceptation, are considered as insults, and calculated to lead to a breach of the peace, shall be actionable; and a plea, exception or demurrer shall not be sustained to preclude a jury from passing thereon, who are the sole judges of the damages sustained; but this shall not deprive the courts of the power to grant new trials, as in other cases.
SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 56, art. 3; 1857, ch. 54, art. 1; 1871, Sec. 1973; 1880, Sec. 1004; 1892, Sec. 10; 1906, Sec. 10; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 1; 1930, Sec. 11; 1942, Sec. 1059.