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sexual assault

noun

Definition of sexual assault

  1. :  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>



1971

First Known Use of sexual assault

1971


Medical Dictionary

sexual assault

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noun sexual as·sault \-ə-ˈsȯlt\

Medical Definition of sexual assault

  1. :  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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