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The unlawful placing of an individual in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his or her consent.
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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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With a nonzero result a_, the assaulter can produce the attack vector a by filling 0s as the remaining components in a.
Similarly, the focus on men as assaulters has resulted in little study of women as sexual assaulters of men (Anderson & Struckman-Johnson, 1998; Struckman-Johnson, Struckman-Johnson, & Anderson, 2003).
Duncan MacNeill, prosecuting, said: "He can only be described as a serial indecent assaulter.
Over one-half of the assaulters said that their families solved problems by arguing, shouting, and initiating physical violence.
'We were the assaulters, clearing the structures [of enemy fighters] and we were always careful because there were structures rigged with improvised explosive devices (IEDs),' she said.
Only 13 when he started, he established a pattern as a "serial indecent assaulter".
"She told me he had the right to sue me for false claims," adding that the assaulter allegedly "had the right to be anywhere in the building he wanted," Fathelbab recalled.
If I bust my assaulter, somehow that makes me the troublemaker.
Always remember that you will always be my best 'assaulter.' You know how much I love you and I know how much you love me,' Anne said in her letter.
When he tried to save that child, the assaulter attacked and killed my son.
The assaulter however misfired his gun and was brought to the ground by delegates at the conference, with Dogan escaping unharmed.
The government should take very very stringent action against the assaulter.