apprehension of injury

apprehension of injury
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • apprehension of injury — The basis of a duty to avoid injury, an essential element of negligence. 38 Am J1st Negl § 24. Also, an essential of the defense of assumption of risk. Edwards v Kirk, 227 Iowa 684, 288 NW 875 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • apprehension — ap·pre·hen·sion /ˌa pri hen chən/ n: arrest Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. apprehension …   Law dictionary

  • serious bodily injury — An injury which gives rise to apprehension; an injury which is attended with danger. (Webster s Dictionary.) George v State, 21 Tex App 315, 317. The word serious, when used to define the degree of bodily harm or injury apprehended, requires or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • anticipation of injury — See anticipation; apprehension of injury …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • accidental injury — An injury which occurs by accident, being undesigned and not anticipated, although it may result from a voluntary act. Anno: 29 ALR 691; 39 ALR 871; 44 ALR 372; 56 ALR 1091; 90 ALR 620; 109 ALR 892; 166 ALR 469. An injury incurred in a manner and …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • fear — I noun affright, alarm, anxiety, apprehension, apprehension of danger, apprehension of harm, apprehension of injury, apprehension of punishment, apprehensiveness, awe, concern, consternation, cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, diffidence,… …   Law dictionary

  • fear — A state of agitation and anxiety prompted by the nearness or imagined nearness of danger or evil. A basic element of the instinct of self preservation. Fear consists in capitulating to the human instinct of self preservation. The bravest of men… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • appreciation of risk — See apprehension of injury …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • assault — as·sault 1 /ə sȯlt/ n [Old French assaut, literally, attack, ultimately from Latin assultus, from assilire to leap (on), attack] 1: the crime or tort of threatening or attempting to inflict immediate offensive physical contact or bodily harm… …   Law dictionary

  • Citizen's arrest — A citizen s arrest is an arrest made by a person who is not acting as a sworn law enforcement official.[1] In common law jurisdictions, the practice dates back to medieval Britain and the English common law, in which sheriffs encouraged ordinary… …   Wikipedia

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