Aggravated battery



noun

knowing and intentional infliction of injury on a person that creates a substantial risk of death or causes serious impairment, disfigurement, or loss
Examples

Aggravated battery is a more serious form of battery, and is considered a felony, unlike simple battery which is a misdemeanor.
Word Origin

aggravated in this sense means ‘increased, magnified’
Usage Note

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