assault and battery

noun

Definition of assault and battery

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

Word by Word Definitions

assault play
  1. : a violent physical or verbal attack

  2. : a military attack usually involving direct combat with enemy forces

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

  1. : to make an assault on : to attack violently

  2. : rape

  3. : to make an assault

battery play
  1. : the act of beating someone or something with successive blows : the act of battering (see 1batter 1)

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

  3. : a grouping of artillery pieces for tactical (see tactical 1a(1)) purposes


Law Dictionary

assault and battery

noun

legal Definition of assault and battery

:assault 2

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