sexual assault

noun

Definition of sexual assault

: 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 (such as a doctor) in a position of trust or authority

Examples of sexual assault in a Sentence

  1. convicted of sexual assault of a minor

First Known Use of sexual assault

1971

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sexual assault Synonyms

Synonyms

assault, rape;

Related Words

molestation;

defilement;


Medical Dictionary

sexual assault

noun sexual as·sault \ -ə-ˈsȯlt \

medical Definition of sexual assault

: 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

Law Dictionary

sexual assault

legal Definition of sexual assault

see assault

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