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assault and battery

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Definition of assault and battery in English:

noun

[mass noun] Law
The action of threatening a person together with the action of making physical contact with them: officers investigated 531 cases of assault and battery
More 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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