Intentionally or recklessly striking or applying physical force to another. Consent and self-defence can both be factors in this offence.

Explanation attempts (242)

29 Oct 2012 14:48
quote battery is related to the degree to which a violent offence has been exacted on an individual. i.e. charged with assault and battery. Battery would suggest a higher degree of physical damage to the victim. unquote
29 Oct 2012 19:31
quote The act of physically 'battering' another person. Similar to assault. unquote
30 Oct 2012 10:45
quote when someone has beaten someone up to a high extent. unquote
30 Oct 2012 13:33
quote prison unquote
30 Oct 2012 18:24
quote physically harming someone with intent and full knowledge that that is what you will do unquote
30 Oct 2012 19:03
quote A type of law unquote
30 Oct 2012 22:45
quote an assault on someone, that someone had been beaten. unquote
31 Oct 2012 00:35
quote dont know unquote
31 Oct 2012 19:06
quote with intent striking or assaulting another person unquote
31 Oct 2012 19:23
quote Causing physical harm to some else, by hitting or punching for example. unquote
31 Oct 2012 22:25
quote i haven't got a clue...so cant say.. unquote
1 Nov 2012 14:25
quote Hitting someone - assault unquote
1 Nov 2012 16:36
quote some form of aggression towards another individual unquote
1 Nov 2012 18:00
quote Assaulting someone without causing too much harm for it to be classed as ABH unquote
4 Nov 2012 15:55
quote form of assault unquote
20 Nov 2012 23:24
quote physical contact/beating. unquote
21 Nov 2012 05:08
quote This describes physical (but not sexual) assault on a person unquote
13 Nov 2013 15:48
quote Being beaten physically. Not like assault where you can be assaulted verbally, I don't think you can be "battered" verbally. unquote
14 Nov 2013 20:45
quote Assault unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:13
quote Going out to purposely hurt someone. unquote
15 Nov 2013 19:43
quote beating someone up unquote
15 Nov 2013 19:59
quote A physical attack on someone or something. unquote
17 Nov 2013 11:14
quote beating someone up unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:38
quote A form of assault - any act that may cause offence or harm to the victim by the offender. unwanted contact often causing harm. unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:19
quote If you have assaulted somebody unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:52
quote Battery is an offence- it means having really badly injured someone by physically beating them up. unquote
18 Nov 2013 12:32
quote Hitting or injuring someone with I tent to harm unquote
18 Nov 2013 15:04
quote A set of measures unquote
18 Nov 2013 17:15
quote how long a session is. unquote
18 Nov 2013 21:02
quote someone assaulting someone else unquote
28 Oct 2014 17:19
quote A beating of a person by another which involves hitting and kicking. Would cause some physical injuries but not life threatening. unquote
29 Oct 2014 13:43
quote Someone being questioned by a judge unquote
29 Oct 2014 14:27
quote A guess from the term battering, to physically harm someone in a violent way. unquote
29 Oct 2014 14:38
quote Causing harm to another person unquote
29 Oct 2014 15:02
quote Battery means hitting or striking someone. unquote
30 Oct 2014 16:28
quote Physical violence against another person, like hitting them unquote
30 Oct 2014 17:20
quote When someone has been beaten. unquote
5 Nov 2014 01:26
quote Assault / fighting unquote
5 Nov 2014 13:18
quote Level of assault unquote
5 Nov 2014 15:22
quote to assault someone with a weapon unquote
6 Nov 2014 07:26
quote A victim being beaten up. unquote
6 Nov 2014 12:49
quote I think it means the motivation of the crime. Guessing as a battery powers electronics, so my logic is that the battery ie the reason?motivation for carrying out a crime like the source of the crime if you will. unquote
6 Nov 2014 20:53
quote some form of physical violence unquote
6 Nov 2014 21:28
quote Using force against someone - punching them or slapping them. Causing a non serious injury. unquote
6 Nov 2014 22:59
quote Unlawful contact with another person or something you should not do against another unquote
7 Nov 2014 12:09
quote To physically assault someone. unquote
7 Nov 2014 12:27
quote Physical assault unquote
7 Nov 2014 14:42
quote Something involving violence and hitting etc. unquote
7 Nov 2014 15:14
quote Like grievous bodily harm, beating someone. unquote
7 Nov 2014 22:08
quote They should be punished and have to go with what they've done unquote
7 Nov 2014 22:11
quote I have absolutely no idea what this could mean in our current context, I have never heard or come across it in any way, shape or form. A guess would be, some form of legal support? unquote
8 Nov 2014 00:57
quote When you commit to having contact with people in a crowd unquote
8 Nov 2014 08:48
quote You say"assault and battery", inflicting physical injury on someone. unquote
8 Nov 2014 13:51
quote Not Sure unquote
8 Nov 2014 17:51
quote Battery is a form of assault, either physical or mental. It differs from grievous bodily harm by severity of harm caused. unquote
8 Nov 2014 18:22
quote Attacking property or a person with an object unquote
8 Nov 2014 22:46
quote Violence against another person. unquote
8 Nov 2014 22:53
quote An unprovoked attack on a human being unquote
9 Nov 2014 11:45
quote I think the word battery essentially means assult. So an act where a person harms or hurts another person. unquote
9 Nov 2014 17:24
quote Some kind of physical contact without consent. unquote
10 Nov 2014 09:07
quote The crime of repeatedly violently attacking somebody. unquote
10 Nov 2014 13:33
quote Hitting someone over and over again. unquote
10 Nov 2014 14:18
quote If someone beats up or physically hurts someone, then it is battery unquote
10 Nov 2014 16:03
quote A form of assualt, no idea of the difference. unquote
10 Nov 2014 17:26
quote Battery is to do bodily harm to another person either by hands or weapon. unquote
10 Nov 2014 18:00
quote When a person physically attacks another person. unquote
10 Nov 2014 18:47
quote A crime involving assault unquote
10 Nov 2014 19:04
quote The act of beating another person unquote
10 Nov 2014 20:17
quote Battering someone!! unquote
10 Nov 2014 20:44
quote Battery is a term relating to assault and being beaten up. unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:12
quote to harm a person not in self defence and with excess force unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:41
quote How long someone has between being arrested and going to court unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:51
quote Assault or physical contact resulting in I just or mental trauma unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:18
quote This is when someone assaults another person physically unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:22
quote Assault, in the form of beating eg. Gbh unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:41
quote Assault on someone unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:49
quote When someone is beaten up. unquote
10 Nov 2014 23:21
quote Assault unquote
11 Nov 2014 06:23
quote Actual bodily harm to another person eg spouse unquote
11 Nov 2014 09:41
quote Harm caused with intent. unquote
11 Nov 2014 10:39
quote When someone is beaten unquote
11 Nov 2014 10:56
quote unlawful touching of someone else. Doesn't result in injury. unquote
11 Nov 2014 12:31
quote Causing harm upon another person physically unquote
11 Nov 2014 13:22
quote Battery is a form of excessive physical force where the aggressor beats the victim without reason. unquote
11 Nov 2014 13:23
quote When someone has physically harmed another person intentionally. unquote
11 Nov 2014 13:42
quote Battery means to fight and hurt another person without that person fighting back. unquote
11 Nov 2014 13:42
quote Battery means to fight and hurt another person without that person fighting back. unquote
11 Nov 2014 15:24
quote When you cause physical harm to someone else. Punching, kicking. Non serious bodily harm. unquote
11 Nov 2014 15:37
quote The fuel, power or evidence behind a claim unquote
11 Nov 2014 16:02
quote The act of being physically hit by a person with their hands with an intent to harm. unquote
12 Nov 2014 01:39
quote beating someone up. GBH, ABH etc. unquote
12 Nov 2014 20:50
quote Physical harm/ destruction of property unquote
27 Mar 2015 18:44
quote Absolutely no idea, maybe a term used for violence against someone.. unquote
28 Oct 2015 19:27
quote Physical abuse, quite severe. unquote
29 Oct 2015 19:33
quote Being violently hit unquote
4 Nov 2015 18:16
quote Another word for attacking someone. For causing them physical harm. unquote
4 Nov 2015 20:42
quote A source of portable power unquote
4 Nov 2015 20:51
quote Someone who has been punched / hit / kicked in some way. unquote
5 Nov 2015 18:44
quote The term battery is used in criminal law, it is a type of assault. You can be charged with battery for committing assault on another person. unquote
5 Nov 2015 19:04
quote When you hit somebody on purpose, when you assault them. unquote
5 Nov 2015 19:17
quote Physical abuse, may or may not include a small mammalian creature. unquote
6 Nov 2015 21:03
quote Actually hitting a person, be it with a fist/hand or any object. unquote
6 Nov 2015 21:11
quote A small metal device that is pre loaded with a set amount of electricity which can be transferred wirelessly to a device provided the correct mechanism is in place to do this unquote
6 Nov 2015 21:22
quote Battery- an electronics device which acts as an electronical artificial energy source. unquote
7 Nov 2015 00:12
quote Beating someone up. Physically causing damage to someone unquote
7 Nov 2015 17:40
quote Physical aggression against a person over a period of time unquote
9 Nov 2015 18:31
quote Aggressive physical force directed at a victim, more severe than a single strike to their person/s. Weapon may be used to inflict as much harm as possible. The victim would have very strong physical indications of the barrage about their persons. unquote
9 Nov 2015 23:32
quote The charge against someone unquote
10 Nov 2015 09:13
quote I believe Battery means a form of violence committed against a victim. unquote
10 Nov 2015 22:12
quote Something that is used to power devices by transmitting chemical energy. In terms of law, physically contact that is unjust/unlawful unquote
11 Nov 2015 13:59
quote Injuring someone by physical contact unquote
12 Nov 2015 13:41
quote Harming someone or something with intent with a weapon unquote
12 Nov 2015 15:59
quote Striking or abusing in a physical manner unquote
12 Nov 2015 19:40
quote Severely beating someone up perhaps over a prolonged period of time. unquote
16 Nov 2015 13:14
quote Some form of caging and penning in, like an animal on a battery farm. A form of crowd control. unquote
16 Nov 2015 17:20
quote Linked with assault, beating with intent to harm. unquote
16 Nov 2015 18:58
quote Battery is used to describe an offence where physical violence has occurred but not to the state where the victims life is at risk. unquote
16 Nov 2015 19:17
quote Some that lasts for a certain amount of time. unquote
16 Nov 2015 23:38
quote An attack with intent to damage; an act of damage unquote
17 Nov 2015 10:22
quote Violent or threatening behaviour unquote
17 Nov 2015 16:30
quote I think battery refers to assault of some kind, it doesn't have to be physical. unquote
17 Nov 2015 21:18
quote Inflicting physical damage on someone unquote
18 Nov 2015 19:31
quote Infliction of injury or harm to someone. unquote
19 Nov 2015 09:57
quote Verbal or physical abuse. A way to describe it being fairly seriuos assult unquote
19 Nov 2015 19:14
quote Something which powers/ enables things to work unquote
19 Nov 2015 23:17
quote This means beating someone up and hurting them in an aggressive manner unquote
20 Nov 2015 00:10
quote Assaulting a person. Causing harm to them or 'beating them up'. unquote
20 Nov 2015 13:10
quote A crime whereby brutal force/violence is used against another person unquote
20 Nov 2015 16:56
quote Beating or heating another person unquote
20 Nov 2015 16:59
quote Beating someone up unquote
20 Nov 2015 18:19
quote Assault. unquote
20 Nov 2015 18:34
quote Excessive force or assault. unquote
20 Nov 2015 18:45
quote Violent psychical contact unquote
21 Nov 2015 11:22
quote Battery is a form of physical contact taking place which is deemed harmful. unquote
21 Nov 2015 20:00
quote type of assault unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:11
quote Assault with intent unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:27
quote Battering someone unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:56
quote When someone is physically harmed to a serious extent unquote
22 Nov 2015 17:34
quote act of physical violence towards a person unquote
22 Nov 2015 18:59
quote Battery could be the electrical charge. This is a guess unquote
22 Nov 2015 20:16
quote A storage device used to supply power to an electronic device. unquote
22 Nov 2015 20:50
quote I'm not sure, perhaps something to do with part of a court room. unquote
22 Nov 2015 21:03
quote A form of energy Or Beating someone up, to "batter someone" unquote
22 Nov 2015 21:23
quote Physically harming another person by punching or hitting with an object to the extent that bruising or cuts are present. Differs from assault as an assault can be verbal alone. unquote
22 Nov 2015 23:17
quote When a witness is being questioned and the questioned being asked are all yes or no questions. unquote
22 Nov 2015 23:28
quote unrelenting aggression towards another person unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:02
quote Using force against someone in an illegal manner. unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:19
quote It means when you hit/punch someone. unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:38
quote Battery is the process in which one party is beaten or assaulted by another. unquote
23 Nov 2015 08:14
quote Physical violence when somebody gets seriously hurt / 'battered' unquote
23 Nov 2015 09:48
quote Part od the court unquote
23 Nov 2015 09:52
quote A person having been convicted of a suspected act of violence. unquote
23 Nov 2015 12:55
quote when a person attacks as in hits another person unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:17
quote beating, assault, AAA unquote
23 Nov 2015 15:52
quote It's something to do with assault, I'm not too sure but I know you can be charged with assault and battery. Maybe using a weapon whilst assaulting someone? unquote
23 Nov 2015 19:57
quote Similar to assault. unquote
8 Nov 2016 14:28
quote Battery is physical assault of an individual unquote
8 Nov 2016 14:45
quote Physical violence towards someone unquote
8 Nov 2016 16:06
quote Physical attack causing harm unquote
8 Nov 2016 16:23
quote A form of physical abuse perpetrated by an individual using their own body unquote
8 Nov 2016 18:28
quote Hitting someone repeatedly with sufficient force to cause serious injury unquote
8 Nov 2016 20:16
quote A source of energy to result in power unquote
8 Nov 2016 20:50
quote Physical abuse unquote
8 Nov 2016 22:48
quote Contact in an assault unquote
9 Nov 2016 08:51
quote A crime where you attack someone else unquote
9 Nov 2016 12:48
quote Battery is the harming of an individual through physical means, but it is different to assault. unquote
9 Nov 2016 13:28
quote Physical injury....I know the term assault and battery meaning the threat of violence and the physical act itself unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:22
quote like for a torch? unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:32
quote A violent act on another person, when the victim does not fight back? unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:34
quote Assault unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:39
quote To preserve information for a long amount of time unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:44
quote The excessive assault of a person or group by another person or group. Beating them till them are considerably injured. unquote
9 Nov 2016 16:24
quote I would guess that this means giving power to someone else unquote
9 Nov 2016 21:45
quote To inflict harm in a violent or sexual way to another unquote
10 Nov 2016 09:45
quote The group of people in a court room who vote as to whether the person being accused is guilty or not based on the evidence provided. unquote
10 Nov 2016 10:08
quote Hurting someone, probably using fists, kicks etc. Probably in a major way unquote
10 Nov 2016 10:18
quote To inflict injury upon someone in a sustained and violent manner causing significant damage. unquote
10 Nov 2016 13:59
quote A assalt on another person. unquote
10 Nov 2016 16:31
quote When you have violently abused someone. Better than ABH but worse than assault. unquote
11 Nov 2016 12:37
quote A weapon used by a criminal. unquote
11 Nov 2016 13:00
quote I believe the word battery describes when someone is extremely violent towards another person during one occasion, without the other person fighting back/defending themselves. For some reason I associate it with domestic violence. unquote
11 Nov 2016 15:06
quote A large crowd of people are detained for the same reason unquote
12 Nov 2016 09:30
quote causing injury to another person using a weapon unquote
12 Nov 2016 10:06
quote Something similar to assault, you would commit battery as an offence unquote
12 Nov 2016 16:43
quote Hurt like a beating unquote
12 Nov 2016 16:49
quote Being subjected to a physical assault, a beating by somebody unquote
13 Nov 2016 16:57
quote Battery is a crime that involves harmful physical contact unquote
13 Nov 2016 17:42
quote Using force against someone unquote
13 Nov 2016 19:18
quote It's to do with physical assault. unquote
13 Nov 2016 19:41
quote When someone is attacked viciously unquote
14 Nov 2016 00:08
quote Something used to charge various christmas gifts and phones. Comes in AA and AAA. unquote
14 Nov 2016 11:40
quote Firing lots of questions at accused unquote
14 Nov 2016 11:44
quote Assaulting somone else by hitting them. unquote
14 Nov 2016 13:53
quote Battery is where you hold people who have broken the law. It's like prison but not as bad. unquote
14 Nov 2016 13:58
quote assault or physically attacking someone unquote
14 Nov 2016 14:01
quote Causing injury to someone through physical harm unquote
14 Nov 2016 14:16
quote Unagravated assualt on a person unquote
14 Nov 2016 15:20
quote When someone is accused of physical abuse. unquote
14 Nov 2016 16:30
quote A type of injury unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:01
quote I have no idea. unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:15
quote knowingly hurting another individual, sometimes seriously unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:17
quote Battery is a form of bodily harm. unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:23
quote You've beaten someone up and caused them harm unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:46
quote Either something you put in a report or getting beat up unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:59
quote Physical hurting someone on purpose, involving any form of physical contact that's harmful unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:05
quote Causing physical harm to a person with intent unquote
14 Nov 2016 19:08
quote A thing that stores electricity unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:23
quote The act of performing violent physical actions against someone else. unquote
14 Nov 2016 22:24
quote Causing harm without consent unquote
14 Nov 2016 22:27
quote A group of criminals performing a specific type of criminal activity unquote
14 Nov 2016 23:02
quote A energy source unquote
15 Nov 2016 08:33
quote Bodily harm, violent assault. unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:04
quote Assault or physical attack unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:30
quote A mild assult with injury but nothing really unquote
4 Nov 2017 14:36
quote A tactic used by the police to organise disorderly groups into controllable crowds unquote
4 Nov 2017 14:36
quote A tactic used by the police to organise disorderly groups into controllable crowds unquote
6 Nov 2017 19:01
quote This is normally used to describe a physical act of violence against another person. unquote
7 Nov 2017 19:30
quote Assault unquote
7 Nov 2017 20:57
quote Intent of criminal offence unquote
8 Nov 2017 14:32
quote Battery is a term used in cases of assault. It means 'to beat up' or 'to injure with intent'. unquote
8 Nov 2017 17:19
quote physical assualt unquote
10 Nov 2017 14:52
quote An item which gives an object power, however, will eventually run out of charge. unquote
11 Nov 2017 16:20
quote an aggressive violent act leading to physical harm, but not causing death unquote
11 Nov 2017 18:32
quote A form of assault. unquote
12 Nov 2017 13:47
quote Physical abuse unquote
12 Nov 2017 17:24
quote A criminal offence involving one person or a group of people enacting physical violence against another person or group of people unquote
12 Nov 2017 17:29
quote Assaulting someone unquote
12 Nov 2017 17:40
quote Assault, inflicting harm in another person physically unquote
12 Nov 2017 18:31
quote When someone harms another person unquote
12 Nov 2017 19:17
quote No idea in a law context. Maybe being forced into saying something that isn't true? unquote
12 Nov 2017 21:23
quote To hurt, attack relentlessly or assault. Assault and battery. unquote
12 Nov 2017 21:46
quote something which charges up unquote
13 Nov 2017 08:06
quote A violent assault unquote
13 Nov 2017 08:18
quote Battery is used when there has been a physically violent crime i.e. one person has caused bodily harm to another unquote
13 Nov 2017 08:19
quote Battery is when you intentionally cause harm to someone unquote
13 Nov 2017 11:15
quote Causing excessive harm to a person unquote
13 Nov 2017 11:25
quote No idea unquote
13 Nov 2017 11:41
quote In Chess, we use it when two or more pieces sort of work together. so we say "they form a battery", Probably similar meaning in law as well. unquote
13 Nov 2017 12:51
quote Something that gives juice to technical items. unquote
13 Nov 2017 13:17
quote The lasting power of an object unquote
13 Nov 2017 14:47
quote Beating up. May include GBH or assault. To attack unquote
13 Nov 2017 16:39
quote Harming another person (physical contact) unquote


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