Grievous bodily harm

Grievous bodily harm (often abbreviated to GBH) is a term used in English criminal law to describe the severest forms of assault. It refers to two offences that are respectively created by sections 18 and 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861. The distinction between these two sections is the requirement of specific intent for section 18; the offence under section 18 is variously referred to as "wounding with intent" or "causing grievous bodily harm with intent", whereas the offence under section 20 is variously referred to as "unlawful wounding", "malicious wounding" or "inflicting grievous bodily harm".

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WordWord FrequencyNumber of ArticlesRelevance
grievous51640.474
bodily58270.401
harm523980.352
wounding45800.333
intent440390.263

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