Definition for AS-SAULT'

AS-SAULT', v.t.

  1. To attack or fall upon by violence, or with a hostile intention; as, to assault a man, a house or town.
  2. To invade or fall on with force; as, the cry of war assaults our ears.
  3. To attack by words, arguments or unfriendly measures, with a view to shake, impair or overthrow; as, to assault a character, the laws, or the administration.

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