indecent assault
noun Date: 1855 an offensive sexual act or series of acts exclusive of rape committed against another person without consent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • indecent assault — see assault Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. indecent assault …   Law dictionary

  • indecent assault — ► NOUN ▪ sexual assault that does not involve rape …   English terms dictionary

  • indecent assault — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms indecent assault : singular indecent assault plural indecent assaults legal a sexual attack that does not involve rape …   English dictionary

  • indecent assault — N UNCOUNT Indecent assault is the crime of attacking someone in a way which involves touching or threatening them sexually, but not forcing them to have sexual intercourse …   English dictionary

  • indecent assault — noun : an immoral act or series of acts exclusive of rape or an attempt to commit rape committed by a male against the person of a female without her consent * * * noun [noncount] law : the crime of touching someone sexually without that person s …   Useful english dictionary

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  • indecent assault — /ɪnˌdisənt əˈsɒlt/ (say in.deesuhnt uh solt) noun an assault accompanied by an indecent act, such as sexual display or suggestion …   Australian English dictionary

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  • indecent assault — noun sexual assault that does not involve rape …   English new terms dictionary

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