assault and battery
assault and battery definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Law the carrying out of threatened physical harm or violence; an unlawful beating
assault and battery definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An assault upon a victim that is carried out by striking the victim, knocking the victim down, or otherwise doing violence to the victim.
assault and battery - Legal Definition