Black's Law Dictionary,
Sixth Edition, p. 1570
Unjust or unwarranted exercise of force, usually
with accompaniment of vehemence, outrage, or fury. People v. McIlvain,
55 Cal.App.2d 322, 130 P.2d 131, 134. Physical
force unlawfully exercised; abuse of force;
that force which is employed against common right, against the laws,
and against public liberty. Anderson-Berney Bldg. Co. v. Lowry,
Tex.Civ.App., 143 S.W.2d 401, 403. The exertion of any physical
force so as to injure, damage or abuse.
See e.g. Assault.
Violence in labor disputes
is not limited to physical contact or injury, but may include picketing
conducted with misleading signs, false statements, publicity, and veiled
threats by words and acts. Esco Operating Corporation v. Kaplan,
144 Misc. 646, 258 N.Y.S. 303.
[Black's Law Dictionary,
Sixth Edition, p. 1570]