My poor dear mother, I suppose, had some momentary intention of committing an assault and battery upon my aunt, who could easily have settled her with one hand, even if my mother had been in far better training for such an encounter than she was that evening.
There are no more uses of "assault and battery" in the book.
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He is accused of assault and battery.
And the officer wants to arrest him for assault and battery because the man hugs him!