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Assault

Unwanted and/or violent physical contact with another person. Assault is a crime and a tort in most jurisdictions, though specific definitions differ from place to place.
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Rage found ladders, multiplied the torches, and, at the expiration of a few minutes, Quasimodo, in despair, beheld that terrible ant heap mount on all sides to the assault of Notre-Dame.
So sudden and unexpected the assault had been that the whites reached the gates before the frightened natives could bar them, and in another minute the village street was filled with armed men fighting hand to hand in an inextricable tangle.
cried Biscarrat, who, in his first assault, had seen the passage to the second chamber, and who, animated by the smell of powder, wished to guide his soldiers in that direction.
In order that the circumstances may be clearly understood, I must revert for a moment to the period before the assault, and to the stories current in our camp of the treasure in jewels and gold stored up in the Palace of Seringapatam.
Accordingly he sent the fellow to Newgate for that assault, and his master gave bail, and so we came away; but I had the satisfaction of seeing the mob wait upon them both, as they came out, hallooing and throwing stones and dirt at the coaches they rode in; and so I came home to my governess.
The old man was up, betimes, next morning, and waited impatiently for the appearance of his new associate, who after a delay that seemed interminable, at length presented himself, and commenced a voracious assault on the breakfast.
There were an estimated 760,739 aggravated assaults in the nation in 2012.
According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, 55 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty last year, 67 died in accidents while performing their official functions, and 57,546 suffered assaults while on duty.
LANCASTER -- A state prison inmate linked by DNA evidence to a series of violent sexual assaults in Lancaster in 2003 has been ordered to stand trial on charges he assaulted four women, shot a fifth and was defied by a sixth who managed to call 911 on her cell phone despite his threats to kill her and her child.
605 officers were attacked with personal weapons such as hands, fists, or feet; 229 of these assaults resulted in injury to a federal officer.
In his research, most college men who committed sexual assaults did not see their actions as assault and believed that they could justify their actions for themselves and to others.
The duty of the director is to create a safe environment and make all efforts to prevent similar assaults.