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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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Levant's verbal assault on the Pakistani minister was covered extensively in international media which lauded Levant for "uncovering the real face of Pakistan' and shared gleefully by critics of the incumbent government.
As for Bolu Samuel, she had developed a phobia of her parents due to their constant verbal assault while Subomi Afolabi, who just finished her secondary school education she had grown so much used to the shouting by her parents that such no longer had any effect on her.
In addition to her concerns regarding systematic discrimination and verbal assault, the professor expressed her concern about the university's "inappropriate hiring practices" by which "family members, friends and students" are hired "in disregard of the formal hiring procedures of the public sector."
27 ( ANI ): Delhi's Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking to ensure that there will be no physical attack and verbal assault on the officers' over today's meeting on budget session discussion.
Both the husband and wife exchanged accusation of physical and verbal assault during the interrogation at the public prosecution.
In his parliamentary question, Tanrykulu asked if the news reports about the AK Party clerk's physical and verbal assault on the Cihan reporter was true.
Mourinho's verbal assault on the pair last weekend after they treated Eden Hazard on the field led to condemnation from a variety of medical organisations and football personalities.
As Jenkins was signing autographs following his side's 23-8 win at the Brewery Field, he was subjected to a verbal assault from a middle-aged man.
It was discouraging to read about the verbal assault on Imam Soharwardy, but such ethnic (or other) slurs tell you nothing about the person assaulted, but a lot about the person who uttered them.
"These abuses against news workers aimed to blackout the Israeli occupation forces' illegal practices, which have taken many forms such as physical violence, detention, arrest, verbal assault, and prevention from media coverage," MADA said.
He is backing legislation which would impose stier penalties for crimes such as physical or verbal assault against armed forces personnel if it was established that they were being targeted because of their military role.
There were 66 physical assaults, two of threatening behaviour and one verbal assault reported.