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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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Within minutes of insertion, commando assaulters seized their intended targets and secured a foothold deep within the city.
In the few studies of women who assault men, women assaulters were more likely to have experienced past sexual abuse, to hold stereotypical attitudes about male sexuality, and to believe that typical female roles are restrictive (Anderson, Kontos & Tanigoshi, 2002 Shea, 1998).
'She is the only female assaulter in our group (government forces) before the Marines and the Rangers sent women into the battle zone,' said Mendoza, adding he admired Acacio's uncommon valor.
If I bust my assaulter, somehow that makes me the troublemaker.
The assaulters then took them to an isolated place on the pretext of taking the duo to a police station.
The 66-year-old man recognized as Francisco de Souza de Castro also had three of his fingers chopped off by angry assaulters in their brutal revenge attack in Severinia, Sao Paulo state in the week end.
Moreover, the Lebanese Army Command announced today that the Lebanese army units continued their military operations in Sidon to dismantle armed demonstrations, arrest assaulters of army centers, and re-impose security and stability in the city.
He offered them e1/41,000 but the assaulters then fled without taking any money, he told the police.
An Iranian policeman said the brothers claimed to him that the assaulters attacked them with a sharp tool at the petrol station.
Police reacted immediately and 20 minutes later the car of the assaulters was stopped in the town of Elena, upon which the girl was found.
Information Secretary of JI Sindh chapter, Mujahid Channa condemned the murder attempt on a reporter of private television channel, Faisal Shakil and demanded the arrest of the assaulters. Terming the attack an attempt to harass the journalist community he demanded of the government to provide protection to media professionals.
Looting targeted some trade and public premises at the level of the Souks or the Habib Bourguiba Avenue, Charles De Gaulle Street, Paris Avenue and the Square of the Republic where assaulters attacked the metro trains, seeking to plunder and destroy them.