aggravated assault


: an assault that is more serious than a common assault: such as
: an assault combined with an intent to commit a crime
: any of various assaults so defined by statute

Examples of aggravated assault in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marks is facing charges of capital murder, terroristic act, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and aggravated assault, the release said. Remington Miller,, 13 Feb. 2024 Georgia’s Supreme Court sides with McIver, throws out verdict against him Jurors found McIver guilty of felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 4 Feb. 2024 Hamm, at 14, has previous arrests for robbery with a firearm, armed burglary, grand theft, aggravated assault with a weapon, resisting arrest, drug possession and trespassing, authorities said. Louis Casiano, Fox News, 13 Dec. 2023 Logan was charged with two first-degree felonies: Injury to a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a family member. Liza Esquibias, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 Reiter was charged with three counts each of unlawful display of a weapon and aggravated assault with a weapon. Pilar Arias, Fox News, 30 Oct. 2023 Cosby was in the midst of serving the third year in his three-to-10-year prison sentence following his conviction on three counts of indecent aggravated assault against Andrea Constand. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 29 Sep. 2023 Robertson has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault in reference to the November incident and is currently incarcerated, without bond, and awaiting trial on those charges. Andrea Cavallier, NBC News, 4 Aug. 2023 She was charged two felony counts of burglary and aggravated assault. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 26 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aggravated assault was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Aggravated assault.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Legal Definition

aggravated assault

see assault

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