Answer Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Answer, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Answer?

v. a battery is unlawfully touching the person by an aggressor with an intention of hurting the person. Hence any injury caused in an angry, spiteful, rude or insolent manner, as by spitting in face, or touching in anger, or violent jostling are all batteries in the eye of the law. While assault can be an attempt, battery calls for necessary bodily harm.