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1 : a show of an intention to inflict esp. physical harm [accomplished against a person's will by means of force,…, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury "California Penal Code"]
2 : one who represents a threat
1 : to make a show of intention to harm
2 : to represent or pose a threat to
: to act in a threatening manner
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.