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It was more like abduction complicated with assault and battery.

Nor is there in this view any assault upon the court or the judges.

Next day the assault was repeated, but again without success.

Now, with strong reinforcements, he is preparing for a third assault.

How can you swear, then, that the prisoner made the assault?

The machine was completed, and the ensuing morning fixed for the assault.

He knew he could defend himself from any assault the crew might make in that condition.

During the assault the French lost 700 and the Americans 240 killed.

In the assault like the eagle at the fall of rivers thou wert.

This is the initial symptom of the complaint, and may lead to the commission of assault.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., earlier asaut (c.1200), from Old French asaut, assaut "an attack, an assault, attacking forces" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *adsaltus "attack, assault," from ad "to" (see ad-) + Latin saltus "a leap," from salire "to leap, spring" (see assail). In law by 1580s; historically, assault includes menacing words or actions; battery is an actual blow.

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