The unlawful beating of another. It includes every willful, angry and violent, or negligent touching of another's person or clothes, or anything attached to his person or held by him.
Unjustified intentional physical contact that is intended to harm.
This means intentionally striking of someone, intending to harm them.
The application of unlawful force on another. Any unlawful physical contact can amount to a battery; there is no need to prove harm or pain, and a mere touch can be sufficient. (See Assault.)
A beating, or wrongful physical violence. The actual threat to use force is an "assault;" the use of it is a battery, which usually includes an assault.
an intentional or unlawful application of force to the person of another; an unlawful touching
an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
a nice touch
an unconsented-to, offensive touching which causes harm is subject to a multitude of interpretations
an unjustified touching no matter how slight
a violation of a person's interest in freedom from intentional, unlawful, harmful or offensive, unconsented contact with his or her body
Non-consensual, unlawful contact, such as touching, beating or wounding of another. See Assault.
The illegal touching of another person, usually an attack. When used in "assault and battery," the assault is the threat of attack and the battery the physical attack itself.
An intentional, unwanted and forceful/violent touching of another person, or something closely connected with that person.
The touching of one person by another without permission.
Unlawful harmful or offensive bodily contact with another. The terms “battered child” and “battered spouse” refer to victims of this crime.
An unlawful application of physical force to, or offensive touching of, another without his or her consent.
An unlawful touching, beating, wounding or laying hold of a person.
The unlawful use of force resulting in the injury of another. Battery always includes assault. See assault.
A crime consisting of physical force that is intended to harm someone.
See Assault and Battery.
(1) A group of two or more cells combined so that each cell converts chemical energy into electric energy. (2) Physical contact by another in an undesirable manner, using an unlawful application of force without the other's permission. (3) An act intended to cause a person harmful, offensive contact, or apprehension that such a contact will imminently occur, and where such person, or a bystander, suffers such contact as a result.
Using physical force on someone either intentionally or carelessly and without their agreement.
Any unlawful beating or other wrongful physical violence or constraint inflicted upon a human being without his consent.
The deliberate use of unlawful force on somebody, ranging from just touching them to the use of physical violence. But such force may be lawful as, for instance, where it is authorised by agreement (medical treatment or sport) or in self defence.
Physical contact intended to harm someone. Threat to use force is assault; use of it is battery, which usually includes an assault. Aggravated battery is unlawful use of force with unusual or serious consequences, e.g., use of a dangerous weapon.
The intentional, offensive, unpermitted touching of the victim by the perpetrator.
Any physical force or violence unlawfully applied to a person. This can include jostling, tearing clothes, or seizing or striking another person, so long as there is criminal intent.
Unlawful physical violence inflicted upon another without his or her consent; 2. an intentional and offensive touching or wrongful physical contact with another without consent, that results in some injury or offends or causes discomfort.
Intentionally causing bodily harm to another.
crime consisting of physical contact that is intended to harm someone. Unintentional harmful contact is not battery, no mater how careless the behavior or how severe the injury. A fist fight is a common battery; being hit by a wild pitch in a baseball game is not.
In many common law jurisdictions, the crime of battery involves an injury or other contact upon the person of another in a manner likely to cause bodily harm.
At common law, battery is the tort of intentionally (or, in Australia, negligently) and volitionally bringing about an unconsented harmful or offensive contact with a person or to something closely associated with them (i.e. a hat, a purse, etc.). It is a form of trespass to the person. As distinguished from assault, battery requires an actual contact.