Assault and Battery
"Assault and battery" is the English law term for injury to the person (Hebrew: "khovel be-khavero"). In ancient law, redress for injuries to the body takes the form of compensation to the person wronged, not of punishment in the name of the state; and this principle is found throughout the Talmudic jurisprudence. Many nations of antiquity and the Germanic tribes as late as the earlier Middle Ages allowed even the guilt of the slayer to be atoned by the payment of "wergild"—that is, man-money—to the heirs of the slain; but here Jewish law calls a halt with its stern command, "Ye shall take no ransom for the life of a manslayer" (Num. xxxv. 31, R. V.).
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Assault and battery is the combination of two violent crimes: assault (the threat of violence) and battery (physical violence). This legal distinction exists only in jurisdictions that distinguish assault as threatened violence rather than actual violence.
Assault and Battery may also refer to:
- Assault & Battery (Rose Tattoo album), a 1981 album by Rose Tattoo
- "Assault and Battery", a song from the album
- Assault & Battery (Nuclear Assault album), a 1997 compilation album by Nuclear Assault
- "Assault and Battery", a song by Hawkwind from their 1975 album Warrior on the Edge of Time
- "Assault and Battery", a song by Howard Jones from the 1987 album Animal Liberation
- "Assault and Battery", a song by Swollen Members from their 1999 album Balance
Famous quotes containing the word assault:
“I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)