Definition of assault and battery in English:

assault and battery


  • [mass noun] The action of threatening a person together with the action of making physical contact with them.

    ‘officers investigated 531 cases of assault and battery’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He is seeking unspecified damages from the airlines for personal injury, negligence and assault and battery.’
    • ‘According to this, he'd been arrested for assault and battery, vandalism, burglary and illegal racing.’
    • ‘He was convicted last year of indecent assault and battery.’


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