threat n: an expression of an intention to injure another: menace (1)criminal laws against making terroristic threat s
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
alarm, augury, auspice, commination, danger, denuntiatio, foreboding, fulmination, hazard, imminence, impendence, impendency, insecurity, intimidation, jeopardy, menace, minae, omen, peril, portent, presage, risk, sign, warning
associated concepts: coercion
- Non videtur consensum retlnulsse si quis ex praescripto minantis allquid Immutavit. — He does not appear to have retained consent, who has changed anything at the command of a threatening party.II index apprehension (fear), coercion, danger, dun, duress, hazard, jeopardy, menace, peril, pitfall, ultimatum, warning
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A statement of an intention to harm someone or damage his or her property; a person or thing that seems likely to cause damage or danger; a menace.v.threaten
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
n. A declaring of one's intention to cause harm or loss to another's person or property or to limit one's freedom to act in a lawful voluntary manner (a threat to kidnap). A threat may be made by innuendo or suggestion, as well as by explicit language, and may be the basis of criminal or civil liability. Mere words, however, have been held not to constitute an assault.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.