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assault and battery

Definitions of assault and battery
  1. noun
    an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
    synonyms: battery
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    types:
    resisting arrest
    physical efforts to oppose a lawful arrest; the resistance is classified as assault and battery upon the person of the police officer attempting to make the arrest
    type of:
    assault
    a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
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