Definition of assault and battery in English:

assault and battery

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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
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    • 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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