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violence

noun assault, attack, brutality, clash, disorder, eruption, explosion, ferocity, force, furiousness, fury, inclemency, manus, onslaught, rage, rampage, ruthlessness, savagery, severity, unlawful force, vehemence, violentia, wildness
Foreign phrases: Insanus est qui, abjecta ratione, omnia cum impetu et furore facit.A person is insane who, deerived of reason, does everything with violence and rage. Paci sunt maxime contraria vis et injuria. Violence and injury are especially hostile to peace. Est autem vis legem simulans. Violence may also be masquerading as the law.
See also: belligerency, brutality, commotion, cruelty, embroilment, havoc, infliction, infringement, injury, outburst, passion, severity, strife

VIOLENCE. The abuse of force. Theorie des Lois Criminelles, 32. That force which is employed against common right, against the laws, and against public liberty. Merl. h. t, 2. In cases of robbery, in order to convict the accused, it is requisite to prove that the act was done with violence; but this violence is not confined to an actual assault of the person, by beating, knocking down, or forcibly wresting from him on the contrary, whatever goes to intimidate or overawe, by the apprehension of personal violence, or by fear of life, with a view to compel the delivery of property equally falls within its limits. Alison, Pr. Cr. Law of Scotl. 228; 4 Binn. R. 379; 2 Russ. on Cr. 61; 1 Hale P. C. 553. When an article is merely snatched, as by a sudden pull, even though a momentary force be exerted, it is not such violence as to constitute a robbery. 2 East, P. C. 702; 2 Russ. Cr. 68; Dig. 4, 2, 2 and 3.

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The connection between a failure to recognise sexual and gender-based violence against men in wartime, and continuing patterns of gender-based violence towards women in peacetime, is one that requires further study.
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