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assault

The unlawful placing of an individual in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his or her consent.

assault

Forensic medicine The unlawful placing of an individual in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his/her consent. See Sexual assault, Nonsexual genital assault.

assault/interpersonal violence

A social act involving a serious abuse of power, consisting of the exertion of physical force and power over another individual with the intent of controlling, disempowering and/or injuring that individual. See Domestic violence.

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'Verbal assault imbues in the child a low self-esteem, and where there is tendency for low self-esteem, it incapacitates competency and self-confidence.
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Mr Huhne's criticism is the most explicit verbal assault made from the Birmingham conference platform by a senior Liberal Democrat on their coalition partners this week.
It also states "assaults" can include physical or verbal assault, or intimidation, adding there were no "major assaults" reported across the council which had resulted in injuries in 2009/10.
He claims he was the subject of a physical and verbal assault at the hands of a police officer when trouble broke out.
Staffordshire Ambulance Service Board revealed there were 11 cases of physical assault and 11 cases of verbal assault in the last 10 months.