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sexual assault

sexual assault

noun

Definition of SEXUAL ASSAULT

:  illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity) or who places the assailant (as a doctor) in a position of trust or authority

Examples of SEXUAL ASSAULT

  1. <convicted of sexual assault of a minor>

First Known Use of SEXUAL ASSAULT

1971

sexual assault

noun sexual as·sault \-ə-ˈslt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SEXUAL ASSAULT

:  illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity) or who places the assailant (as a family friend) in a position of trust or authority

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