Definition of grievous bodily harm in English:

grievous bodily harm

Line breaks: griev|ous bod¦ily harm
(abbreviation: GBH)


[mass noun] Law
  • Serious physical injury inflicted on a person by the deliberate action of another. Compare with actual bodily harm.
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    • The female was charged with three offences of grievous bodily harm to which she had pleaded guilty to one.
    • The case comes days after a group of MPs called for road deaths and injuries to be treated as manslaughter or grievous bodily harm.
    • In 1999 he was jailed for three years and nine months for offences of robbery and grievous bodily harm.

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