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assault and battery

Legal Definition of assault and battery

Noun

  1. Threatening act resulting in physical harm to a person

Definition of assault and battery

Noun

assault and battery

  1. (law, idiomatic) The combination of two violent crimes: assault (the threat of violence) and battery (physical violence). This legal distinction exists only in jurisdictions that distinguish assault as threatened violence rather than actual violence.

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