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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Lekisha Andino, 22, of 39 New Vista Lane, Worcester, charged with assault and battery; disorderly conduct; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, (shod foot), continued to May 26.
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 disturbing the peace and assault and battery, continued to April 3.
Worcester, charged with disturbing the peace, assault and battery, and resisting arrest, continued to Nov.
Worcester, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (firearm) and assault and battery, continued to Oct.
Worcester, charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (blunt object), continued to Oct.
Worcester, charged with assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime (to murder), continued to Oct.
The alleged victim of the indecent assault and battery on a child is not named in the indictment.
Worcester, charged with assault and battery and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (cellphone, fan), continued to Aug.
Worcester, charged with assault and battery and attempting to commit a crime (breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony), dismissed.
Tom Nelson and charged with domestic assault and battery, being a disorderly person and disturbing the peace.
Schuler's fiancee at the time of his son's death, is awaiting trial on charges of permitting an assault and battery on a child causing substantial injury, reckless endangerment of a child and being an accessory, after the fact, to assault and battery on a child causing substantial injury.
Oliver is charged 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.
Sierra was arraigned on charges of kidnapping of a child, four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (belt or knife), two counts of assault and battery, three counts of reckless endangerment of a child and single counts of indecent assault and battery on a child and assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury.
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.