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Aggravated assault Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
an unlawful attack by one person upon the person of another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
1. a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon)
Aggravated assault Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In law, assault is a crime which involves causing a victim to apprehend violence. The term is often confused with battery, which involves physical contact. The specific meaning of assault varies between countries, but can refer to an act that causes another to apprehend immediate and personal violence, or in the more limited sense of a threat of violence caused by an immediate show of force. Assault in some US jurisdictions is defined more broadly still as any intentional physical contact with another person without their consent; but in the majority of the United States, and in England and Wales and all other common law jurisdictions in the world, this is defined instead as battery. Some jurisdictions have incorporated the definition of civil assault into the definition of the crime making it a criminal assault to intentionally cause another person to apprehend a harmful or offensive contact.
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Aggravated assault Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. Although actual injury is not a requirement this type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Unlawful intentional inflicting of serious bodily injury with or without a deadly weapon, or unlawful intentional attempting or threatening of serious bodily injury or death with a deadly or dangerous weapon. The term is used in the same sense as in the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Crime Index. It encompasses conduct included under the statutory names aggravated assault and battery, aggravated battery, assault with intent to kill, assault with intent to commit murder or manslaughter, atrocious assault, attempted murder, felonious assault, and assault with a deadly weapon.Source: The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ( About )