Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An assault with circumstances of aggravation or of a heinous character or with intent to commit another crime. In re Burns (C. C-) 113 Fed. 992; Norton v. Sinte, 14 Tex. 393. See Assault. Defined in Pennsylvania as follows: "If any person shall unlawfully and maliciously inflict upon another person, either with or without any weapon or instrument, any grievous bodily harm, or unlawfully cut, stab, or wound any other person, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor," etc. Brightly, Purd. Dig. p. 434, ยง 167