American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An assault upon a victim that is carried out by striking the victim, knocking the victim down, or otherwise doing violence to the victim.
- n. law, idiomatic The combination of two violent crimes: assault (the threat of violence) and battery (physical violence). This legal distinction exists only in jurisdictions that distinguish assault as threatened violence rather than actual violence.
- n. an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
“Traffic ticket rebop predominated, along with some stale bread on the spics: unlawful assembly, nonfelony assault and battery resulting in Mickey Mouse juvie time.”
“‘If they do dare, you will hear a story of assault and battery which will shake your faith in the public school system, Sir Crimmond.’”
‘assault and battery’ hasn't been added to any lists yet.
Looking for tweets for assault and battery.