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indecent assault

noun

  1. a sexual offense, other than rape, committed by one person against another.


indecent assault

noun

  1. the act of taking indecent liberties with a person without his or her consent
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


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Word History and Origins

Origin of indecent assault1

First recorded in 1860–65
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Example Sentences

Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault and began a sentence of three to 10 years in September 2018.

Mr Clifford, 70, denies 11 counts of indecent assault relating to seven alleged victims, aged from 14 to 20 between 1966 and 1984.

Charges of unlawful carnal knowledge or indecent assault arise, for the most part, from complaints made by females.

In more than twenty cases specific charges of indecent assault were made.

But indeed, the teaching of God Bogey is an outrage upon the soul of a child scarcely less dreadful than an indecent assault.

He is given to tampering with little girls, and has on four occasions committed indecent assault of a more or less serious nature.

They profane our civilization, and are an indecent assault upon common sense.

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