assault and battery definition

  • noun:
    • An assault upon a victim this is certainly done by hitting the target, knocking the sufferer down, or elsewhere performing physical violence towards the sufferer.
    • The combination of two violent crimes: assault (the danger of assault) and electric battery (physical violence). This legal distinction exists just in jurisdictions that distinguish attack as threatened assault in place of real violence.
    • an assault when the assailant tends to make real contact

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