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assault and battery


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A criminal act involving both a threat of violence and actual physical contact with the victim.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact


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