criminal assault


noun Law.

an attack by physical force on a person for which the attacker is liable to criminal prosecution.
a similar act with intent to commit rape.

Nearby words

  1. crimean tatar,
  2. crimean war,
  3. crimen injuria,
  4. crimewave,
  5. criminal,
  6. criminal code,
  7. criminal contempt,
  8. criminal conversation,
  9. criminal court,
  10. criminal investigation department

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