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assault and battery

noun, Law.
1.
an assault with an actual touching or other violence upon another.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90
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British Dictionary definitions for assault-battery

assault and battery

noun
1.
(criminal law) a threat of attack to another person followed by actual attack, which need amount only to touching with hostile intent
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