Definition of actual bodily harm in English:
noun[mass noun] Law
Minor injury, such as bruising, inflicted on a person by the deliberate action of another, considered less serious than grievous bodily harm.
- He was charged with attempted rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and convicted.
- He arrested the claimant on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and when cautioned the claimant made no reply.
- He was sentenced for breaching his order and inflicting actual bodily harm on his barrister.
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