assault and battery

Definition of "assault and battery"
  1. The pairing of two harmful actions, first a threat (assault) and then a physical harm (battery), potentially leading to a civil lawsuit for suffered damages
How to use "assault and battery" in a sentence
  1. He was arrested on charges of assault and battery after the bar fight.
  2. The plaintiff filed a case of assault and battery for the severe injuries received.
  3. The man faced penalties for assault and battery after attacking his neighbor.

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