from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- n. 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.
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- n. an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
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