assault and battery

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assault and battery

n.
A criminal act involving both a threat of violence and actual physical contact with the victim.
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assault and battery

n
(Law) criminal law a threat of attack to another person followed by actual attack, which need amount only to touching with hostile intent
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assault′ and bat′tery


n.
Law.
an assault with an actual touching or other violence upon another.
[1580–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assault and battery - an assault in which the assailant makes physical contactassault and battery - an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
assault - a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
resisting arrest - physical efforts to oppose a lawful arrest; the resistance is classified as assault and battery upon the person of the police officer attempting to make the arrest
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