Definition - Noun [Old French assaut, literally, attack, ultimately from Latin assultus, from assilire to leap (on), attack] 1: the crime or tort of threatening or attempting to inflict immediate offensive physical contact or bodily harm that one has the present ability to inflict and that puts the victim in fear of such harm or contact compare battery 2: the crime of assault accompanied by battery specif : See also sexual assault Pronunciation&-'so'lt
Definition - Transitive Verb : to make an assault on specif : to subject to a sexual assault : to make an assault
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