Synonyms for assailment

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As for the men, they twisted every item about Gourlay and his domicile into fresh matter of assailment.

Franklin sat by the side of Jefferson, as the admirable document was subjected to this assailment.

Was he not member, duly elected, without possibility of assailment in his legal right?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old French assalir "attack, assault, assail" (12c., Modern French assaillir), from Vulgar Latin *adsalire "to leap at," from Latin ad- "at" (see ad-) + salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). Figurative use from mid-14c. Related: Assailed; assailing; assailable.

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aggression

nounattack, often military
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