assault and battery

Definitions of assault and battery
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n an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact

Synonyms:
battery
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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