A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows, weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush or charge of an attacking force; onset; as, to make assault upon a man, a house, or a town.
A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words, arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault on the prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of a government.
An apparently violent attempt, or willful offer with force or violence, to do hurt to another; an attempt or offer to beat another, accompanied by a degree of violence, but without touching his person, as by lifting the fist, or a cane, in a threatening manner, or by striking at him, and missing him. If the blow aimed takes effect, it is a battery.
To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men; to attack with unlawful or insulting physical violence or menaces.
To attack with moral means, or with a view of producing moral effects; to attack by words, arguments, or unfriendly measures; to assail; as, to assault a reputation or an administration.
To physically harm another in a way that makes the person under attack feel immediately threatened.
an unlawful threat or attempt to harm another physically
Application of unlawful force on another, which may or may not result in injury.
The crime of willfully inflicting injury on another person.
When someone tries or threatens to hurt someone else. Assault can include violence, but it is not the same as battery.
Any act, which makes the victim fear that unlawful force, is about to be used against them. No force need actually be applied; creating the fear of it is sufficient.
Violation of another person's body. It can be a physical assault, as in punching someone. For this glossary, assault generally refers to a sexual act committed on someone who does not or cannot give permission. (See definition of consent for more information.) Sometimes the assault may be accompanied by force or violence, also called "rape". With a child or someone who cannot give consent, any sexual act is considered an assault, even if force is not used. ("John made a list of all the victims he assaulted, even the ones who did not report them.")
Without justification, attempting to physically harm another such that the person feels threatened. Actual physical contact is not necessary.
An attempt or threat to harm someone else, which causes the victim to fear harm. It technically does not mean use of illegal force, which would be a battery. Rule of thumb: "Made you flinch" is assault, not battery.
The infliction of non-fatal injury by another person, by any means, with intent to injure or kill. Injuries resulting from legal intervention and operations of war are excluded. See Homicide.
close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
a battery if the force is actually applied, and is a wounding if the flesh is opened
a crime in which the victim fears for his or her own safety due to threats or attempts to harm by another individual
an act that creates a reasonable apprehension of an imminent battery
an act that puts some in fear or apprehension of suffering a battery
an act which intentionally causes another person to apprehend the infliction of immediate, unlawful, force on his person
an attempt to do bodily harm to another person by force or violence
an attempt to violently injure another person
an attempt, with unlawful force, to inflict bodily injury upon another, accompanied with the apparent present ability to give effect to the attempt if not prevented
an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent
an unlawful attempt, coupled with a particular present ability, to commit a particular violent injury on the individual of another
a physical attack of one person, or a group of persons, upon another person, who does not wish to engage in the conflict
a reasonable apprehension (expectation) of some harm that may come to you
Intentional or threatened infliction of injury to another. The classification of "aggravated" is assigned when the injury is considered serious or when injury is threatened or carried out with the use of a deadly or dangerous weapon. The classification of "simple" is assigned when the injury inflicted or threatened is not serious and a deadly weapon is not used. May be used with Battery.
Technically, the immediate threat of attacking someone, but usually it means a physical attack on another person. See battery.
The willful attempt to harm someone.
Any willful attempt to inflict physical harm on you by another which results in injury or damage.
An unlawful act that places another person in reasonable apprehension of receiving an immediate battery. Also defined as an attempt to commit a battery.The defendant must have intended to injure the victim or make the victim reasonably fear being struck. An assault is intentional, not an accident.
The intentional or threatened use of force against another person.
An attempt or threat that creates in another the reasonable apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive bodily contact. Assault may be found even where no physical injury occurs if the victim has been subjected to a reasonable fear of harm or offensive contact. When such force through physical contact occurs, the term is called battery.
A military attack on enemy strongholds.
In police action cases this is often grounds for a claim. The police are entitled to use reasonable force during the course of an arrest. If unreasonable force is used then the detained person is himself entitled to use reasonable force to defend himself. However, if there is no arrest or if the arrest is found to be unlawful, then any force used during the course of that arrest, even if it was reasonable, will be deemed unlawful and an assault will have occurred.
An intentional physical attack designed to make the victim fearful; produces reasonable apprehension of harm. Actionable under criminal and civil law.
There are many different kinds of assault offenses under Texas law. Several of the most common are discussed below. The least serious types of assaults are called " Assault by Contact" or "Assault by Threat". These charges apply where a Defendant has either touched someone in an offensive manner or threatened to cause someone physical harm. In most cases these charges are Class C Misdemeanors. The next grade of assault is referred to as " Assault Causing Bodily Injury". Unlike Assault By Contact, this offense requires that the contact have been more than just "offensive" - the victim must actually have experienced some level of pain. There is no requirement that there be any visible injury, merely that the victim felt pain. Generally, this type of Assault is a Class A Misdemeanor. "
A crime in which the victim suffers actual physical harm or injury. There are several levels of assault, depending on the seriousness of the injury inflicted and if a weapon was used. In general, a victim must be seriously injured in order for the incident to be considered an assault. (compare harassment, menacing)
A threatening gesture, with our without verbal communication.
is defined in part by Texas Penal Code 22.01(a)(1) as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another.
A willful attempt or threat to harm another person, coupled with the present ability to inflict injury on that person, which causes apprehension in that person. Although the term "assault" is frequently used to describe the use of illegal force, the correct legal term for use of illegal force is "battery ."
The application of force, or threatened application of force, to a person without their consent.â€¢ Commonwealth Offencesâ€¢ Land - Rights of Land Ownersâ€¢ Liability for Othersâ€¢ Personal Safetyâ€¢ Street Offences
An unlawful attack by one person upon another. (FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Definition).
Any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury upon the person of another, when coupled with an apparent present ability to do so, and any intentional display of force such as would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm, constitutes assault. An assault may be committed without actually touching, or striking, or doing bodily harm, to the person of another.
When someone threatens another person with physical harm. Words on their own do not amount to assault but threatening gestures do, even if the person threatened is not touched.
An intentional, unlawful offer of corporal injury to another by force, or force unlawfully directed toward the person of another, under such circumstances as create well-founded fear of imminent peril, coupled with apparent present ability to execute the attempt. Battery consists of the actual execution of the act offered in an assault. Hence, the placing of the victim in fear (assault) and the actual infliction of the injury (battery) constitute what is commonly referred to as assault and battery.
An unlawful attack on someone by words or deeds. Physical contact is not essential.
A cause of action for intentionally putting the victim in fear of a battery, coupled with the apparent ability to commit the battery.
Threat to inflict injury with an apparent ability to do so. Also, any intentional display of force which would give victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm. Aggravated assault must include another act which is also criminal, e.g., an attempt to cause serious bodily injury or commit another crime or use of a deadly weapon. Compare battery.
With criminal intent, the act or threatening to strike, attack, or harm any person in school or at any school-sponsored or supervised activity. Intentional offensive/physical contact without consent.
The threat or attempt to strike someone, whether it is successful or unsuccessful. The target must be aware that there is danger, and the assaulter must be reasonably capable to carry through with the attempt to harm.
is the direct infliction of force, injury or violence upon a person, including attempts or threats, providing these are in the form of face-to-face direct confrontation and there is reason to believe that the attempts/threats can be immediately enacted.
An unlawful attack by one person on another, with or without a weapon, that inflicts, or attempts or threatens to inflict, physical injury.
The touching of another person with an intent to harm, without that person's consent.
Unlawful intentional inflicting, or attempted or threatened inflicting, of injury upon the person of another.
Intentionally engaging in conduct (without physical contact) that places another in reasonable apprehension of bodily harm; includes threats and verbal assaults.
An unlawful, intentional show of force or an attempt to do physical harm to another person. Assault can constitute the basis of a civil or criminal action. See also battery.
a threat to do physical harm to another and an apparent ability to carry out that threat.
A threat or attempt to do bodily harm that falls short of actual battery; may or may not include physical violence.
The final step of the attack phase; the rush to close combat with the enemy and to drive him out in hand-to-hand combat with the extensive use of bayonets and hand grenades.
Assault is a crime of violence against another person. In some jurisdictions, including Australia and New Zealand assault refers to the actual violence, while in other jurisdictions, such as the United States, England and Wales, assault refers only to the threat of violence, while the actual violence is battery. Simple assaults that do not involve any aggravation such as use of a deadly weapon are distinguished from aggravated assaults.