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assault and battery

noun

Simple Definition of assault and battery

  • law : the crime of threatening and physically hitting or attacking someone

Full Definition of assault and battery

law

  1. :  the crime of threatening and physically hitting or attacking someone

Word by Word Definitions

assaultplay
  1. :  a violent physical or verbal attack

    :  a military attack usually involving direct combat with enemy forces

    :  a concerted effort (as to reach a goal or defeat an adversary)

  1. :  to make an assault on

    :  rape

    :  to make an assault

batteryplay
  1. :  the act of battering or beating

    :  an offensive touching or use of force on a person without the person's consent — compare assault 2a

    :  a grouping of artillery pieces for tactical purposes


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