Definition of malicious wounding in English:

malicious wounding


mass nounLaw
  • The crime of deliberately inflicting serious physical injury on someone.

    ‘she was arrested and charged with malicious wounding’
    • ‘Four times before he had been convicted of violent offences including two of malicious wounding.’
    • ‘Rogers, who spent 23 years behind bars for kidnapping and malicious wounding, said he is surprised his work is in such demand.’
    • ‘Taylor, 54, denies malicious wounding on July 13 last year.’
    • ‘He was originally charged with glassing Mr Higgins in the face, but the charges were reduced and he pleaded guilty to malicious wounding.’
    • ‘He faces a long jail sentence after he admitted robbery and malicious wounding.’
    • ‘One man was arrested in Frome on suspicion of malicious wounding and later charged with causing actual bodily harm.’
    • ‘Groves admitted malicious wounding and witness intimidation last month.’
    • ‘He was spared jail and was given a suspended three month sentence, after pleading guilty to unlawful and malicious wounding.’
    • ‘He was a convicted felon who served 26 months in jail for malicious wounding after slashing another man in the face with a box cutter.’
    • ‘Police are appealing for help to find a man involved in the malicious wounding of a 58-year-old man on Sunday.’