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

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Examples of sexual assault in a Sentence

convicted of sexual assault of a minor

First Known Use of sexual assault

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sexual assault was in 1971

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“Sexual assault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexual%20assault. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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sexual assault

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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

sexual assault

Legal Definition of sexual assault

— see assault

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