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.
Definition of assault and battery in:
- The US English dictionary