1. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
Synonyms: sex_offense sexual_abuse sex_crime

"most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault"

Related terms: statutory_offense rape molestation law
2. [ noun ] (law,criminal law,sexuality) the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
Synonyms: violation assault ravishment sexual_abuse rape
Related terms: crime sex_crime date_rape statutory_rape rape
Similar spelling:   sexual_conquest