from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An assault that includes a legally defined feature that makes the offense more serious than simple assault, such as the use of a deadly weapon or the intent to commit a more serious offense, such as rape.
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Assaultwith disregardfor the valueof life, or with a deadly weapon.
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- noun a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon)
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