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Unformatted text preview: Vocabulary Assault- Any word or action intended to make another person fearful of immediate physical harm; a reasonably believable threat. Battery- The unprivileged, intentional touching of another. Defamation- Any published or publicly spoken false statement that causes injury to another's good name, reputation, or character. Libel-Defamation in writing or other form (such as in a videotape) having the quality of permanence. Slander- Defamation in oral form. Tort- A civil wrong not arising from a breach of contract. A breach of a legal duty that proximately causes harm or injury to another. Tortfeasor- One who commits a tort. Trespass to land- The entry onto, above, or below the surface of land owned by another without the owner's permission or legal authorization....
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