Definition of assault and battery in English:

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assault and battery

noun

Law
The crime of threatening a person together with the act of making physical contact with them.
Example sentences
  • According to this, he'd been arrested for assault and battery, vandalism, burglary and illegal racing.
  • She had stabbed a woman to death and had also been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, assault and battery, and firearms possession.
  • The indictment includes 10 counts of child rape and six counts of indecent assault and battery.

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Syllabification: as·sault and bat·ter·y

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