great bodily injury

noun

Legal Definition of great bodily injury

: physical injury suffered by the victim of a violent crime that causes a substantial risk of death, extended loss or impairment of a body part or function, or permanent disfigurement : physical injury that is more serious than that ordinarily suffered in a battery

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“Great bodily injury.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/great%20bodily%20injury. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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