assailant
as·sail·ant /ə-'sā-lənt/ n: a person who commits criminal assault

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

assailant
I noun accoster, aggressor, antagonist, assailer, assaulter, attacker, bludgeon man, criminal, felon, invader, obstructionist, qui oppugnat, ravager, terrorist, thug, violator II index aggressor, disputant, foe, offender, offensive (taking the initiative)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Assailant — As*sail ant, n. [F. assaillant.] One who, or that which, assails, attacks, or assaults; an assailer. [1913 Webster] An assailant of the church. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • assailant — (n.) 1530s, from Fr. assailant, noun use of prp. of assailir (see ASSAIL (Cf. assail)). Earlier in same sense was assailer (c.1400) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Assailant — As*sail ant, a. [F. assaillant, p. pr. of assaillir.] Assailing; attacking. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assailant — [n] attacker aggressor, antagonist, assaulter, bushwhacker*, enemy, foe, goon*, hit person, invader, mugger, opposite number*, trigger person; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • assailant — ► NOUN ▪ a person who attacks another …   English terms dictionary

  • assailant — [ə sāl′ənt] n. [< Fr] one who assails or attacks; attacker …   English World dictionary

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  • assailant — [[t]əse͟ɪlənt[/t]] assailants N COUNT: usu poss N Someone s assailant is a person who has physically attacked them. [FORMAL] Other party goers rescued the injured man from his assailant. Syn: attacker …   English dictionary

  • assailant — UK [əˈseɪlənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms assailant : singular assailant plural assailants formal someone who violently attacks another person …   English dictionary

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