battery

(Wex page)

Assault and battery is a modern legal term which combines assault with the separate charge of battery. Assault refers to the wrong act of causing someone to reasonably fear imminent harm. This means that the fear must be something a...

(Wex page)
Overview

Battery exists in both the tort law context and the criminal law context. In tort law, assault is considered an intentional tort.

Definition

1. In criminal law, this is a physical act that results in harmful or offensive contact...