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assault and battery

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
assault and batteryasˌsault and ˈbattery noun [uncountable] law  SCCthe crime of threatening to attack someone physically and then attacking them
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assault and batteryHe also was arrested Dec. 22 in Lowell on a charge of domestic assault and battery, which is pending.What fault element is required for assault and battery?The guy could still walk, and we had filed a civil suit, for assault and battery.Since grievous bodily harm can be committed by an omission it would be strange if assault and battery could not be.Several assault and battery charges had brought him trouble with the police.What happened back there was assault and battery.The princess was charged with assault and battery and unlawful interference with the operation of an aircraft.
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