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Etymology: L, assilirere, to leap upon
1 an unlawful act that places another person, without that person's consent, in fear of immediate bodily harm or battery.
2 the act of committing an assault.
3 to threaten a person with bodily harm or injury. See battery.


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


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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The federal circuits are split on the permissibility of applied double counting under the aggravated assault provision when a defendant used an inherently nondangerous weapon to assault a victim.
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She could have been sentenced to up to 15 years' imprisonment if convicted of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as charged.
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His other arrests were for such offenses as domestic violence, aggravated assault, drug possession and business burglary.