assault and battery

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: the crime of threatening and physically hitting or attacking someone

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“Assault and battery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assault%20and%20battery. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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