aggravated assault

An offense variously defined in state statutes, sometimes referring to an assault with intent to commit murder, assault with intent to commit rape, assault with intent to commit robbery etc., at other times referring to a degree of the specific crime of assault. 6 Am J2d Asslt & B § 48.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • aggravated assault — see assault Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. aggravated assault …   Law dictionary

  • aggravated assault — A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he: attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury purposely, knowingly or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • aggravated assault — noun a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon) • Hypernyms: ↑assault * * * noun : an assault regarded as more heinous than a common assault: as a. : an assault combining an intent to commit a crime other than… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aggravated assault — noun Date: 1845 an assault that is more serious than a common assault: as a. an assault combined with an intent to commit a crime b. any of various assaults so defined by statute …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aggravated assault — noun Assault with disregard for the value of life, or with a deadly weapon …   Wiktionary

  • aggravated assault — severe attack, assault with evil intent, serious attack …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assault — as·sault 1 /ə sȯlt/ n [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… …   Law dictionary

  • Aggravated sexual assault — is when one commits an aggravated assault of a sexual nature and who wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the complainant. [ [ 46///en?page%3D0%26isPrinting%3Dfalse noCookie#codese:268… …   Wikipedia

  • aggravated — adj. 1. 1 made more severe or intense, especially in law; as, aggravated assault. Syn: intensified. [WordNet 1.5] 2. 1 incited, especially deliberately, to anger. aggravated by passive resistance Syn: provoked. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Assault — This article is about the criminal act. For tortious aspects of assault, see Assault (tort). For other uses, see Assault (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

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