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Fighting Words

n. Words stated towards another person that are intentionally nasty and full of malice which cause the person emotions distress or cause him/her to retaliate physically. If the words are threatening, they can form the basis for a lawsuit for assault although they are not an excuse or defense for a retaliatory assault or battery. Home
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