indecent assault

noun

: an offensive sexual act or series of acts exclusive of rape committed against another person without consent

Examples of indecent assault in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back in 2021, his 2018 indecent assault conviction was overturned and he was released from prison. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 10 July 2024 He was charged for indecent assault, and pleaded guilty, in 2005. Sophia Nguyen, Washington Post, 7 July 2024 Spacey also faced criminal charges of indecent assault and battery in connection with a July 2016 incident, where he was accused of groping a young man at a Nantucket bar. Lianne Kolirin, CNN, 12 June 2024 Gerhard was arrested and charged with indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor. Muri Assunção, New York Daily News, 28 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for indecent assault 

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of indecent assault was in 1855

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“Indecent assault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indecent%20assault. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

indecent assault

noun
in·​de·​cent as·​sault (ˈ)in-ˈdēs-ᵊnt-ə-ˈsȯlt How to pronounce indecent assault (audio)
: an offensive sexual act or series of acts exclusive of rape committed against another person without consent

Legal Definition

indecent assault

see assault

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