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(ă-solt′)

[L. assaltus, assultus, jumped on]

1. A sudden, vehement attack, whether physical or verbal. A military assault is an attack against enemy forces, with the expectation of close, hand-to-hand combat.
2. In law, the unlawful threat or attempt to touch or harm another.
SEE: battery
3. Sexual assault.

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