civil assault

Definition of "civil assault"
  1. A non-criminal attack that results in a personal injury case instead of a criminal prosecution
How to use "civil assault" in a sentence
  1. The person filed a lawsuit for civil assault after being pushed down the stairs and getting injured during a business dispute.
  2. The lawyer advised the accident victim to consider pursuing a civil assault claim, as opposed to pressing criminal charges.
  3. It was ruled that the incident involving the guard at the concert constituted a civil assault.

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