one-punch law

one-punch law

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Austral a law prescribing punitive sentences for assault, including assault comprising a single blow
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53) In response, a NSW one-punch law modelled on the WA provision was suggested.
37) Aleisha Orr, 'Could there be a one-punch law rethink?
On Friday, he was sentenced to more than 10 years in jail, backdated to August 2014, under the one-punch laws introduced to reduce alcohol-related violence and convict perpetrators of fatal one-punch assaults while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.