assault and battery


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assault and battery

A violent physical attack. Although "assault and battery" is an official legal charge, the phrase can also be used conversationally to describe any sort of physical attack, however serious. The thief that attacked my son in the parking lot has been charged with assault and battery. A: "Quit punching me! Help, this is assault and battery!" B: "Ah, you're such a wuss. Go cry to mom."
See also: and, assault, battery

assault and battery

a violent attack [upon someone] followed by a beating. (A technical legal charge.) Richard was charged with two counts of assault and battery. Dave does not go out at night because he does not want to be a victim of assault and battery.
See also: and, assault, battery
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Natick, charged with indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over; kidnapping, released on $500 cash bail, continued to May 20.
Cory Alvarez, 27, of 21 Pleasant Valley Drive, Worcester, charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (tray table) and assault and battery, continued to Sept.
1 on $4,000 cash bail; assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon (firearm), and intimidation of a witness/juror/police officer/court official, continued to Aug.
Worcester, charged with assault and battery on a person over 60 years old or disabled with an injury and intimidation of a witness/juror/police officer/court official, continued to March 4.
Worcester, charged with assault and battery on a family/household member and aggravated assault and battery, continued to Oct.
Nicolas Rodriguez, 23, of 9 Trowbridge Lane, Shrewsbury, charged with assault and battery on family/household member, continued to Oct.
Worcester, charged with assault and battery and vandalizing property, continued to Oct.
Shaughnessy, 40, of 3 Mason Court, Worcester, charged with assault and battery on a family/household member, continued to Sept.
Elsa Oliver is listed as the victim in one of the assault and battery indictments and one of the assault and battery with a dangerous weapon indictments.
2, Worcester, charged with indecent assault and battery on a person with intellectual disability and two counts of violation of an abuse prevention order, continued to Oct.
Jose Barbosa, 26, of the Worcester County House of Correction, assault and battery, dismissed; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, dismissed; assault and battery on a correctional facility employee, guilty, five months in the House of Correction, no credit.
Elsa Oliver, the mother of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver, is to be arraigned Friday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a belt), three counts each of assault and battery and reckless endangerment of a child, kidnapping of a child, and permitting an assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury.
A Worcester County grand jury handed up indictments charging Elsa Oliver, the mother of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver, with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a belt), three counts each of assault and battery and reckless endangerment of a child, kidnapping of a child and permitting an assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury.
Ebenezer Obeng-Nyarkoh, 43, of 38 Honeysuckle Road, Worcester, charged with assault and battery, released on $500 cash bail, continued to Feb.
Andrew Rovan, 60, of 3 Woodman Road, Worcester, charged with assault and battery, released on $500 cash bail, continued to Jan.