aggravated battery

Main Entry:  aggravated battery
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  knowing and intentional infliction of injury on a person that creates a substantial risk of death or causes serious impairment, disfigurement, or loss
Example:  Aggravated battery is a more serious form of battery, and is considered a felony, unlike simple battery which is a misdemeanor.
Etymology:  aggravated in this sense means 'increased, magnified'
Usage:  law's 21st Century Lexicon
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