What is BEAT, V?

In the criminal law and law of torts, with reference to assault and battery, this term includes any unlawful physical violence offered to another. See BATTERY. In other connections, it is understood in a more restricted sense, and includes only the infliction of one or more blows. Regina v. Hale, 2 Car. & K. 327; Com. v. McClellan, 101 Mass. 35; State v. Harrigan, 4 Penne- will (Del.) 129, 55 Atl. 5.

More On This Topic

Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of BEAT, V helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary