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Meaning of Bruise

A contusion ; an injury upon the flesh of a person with a blunt or heavy instrument or fist, without breaking the skin.

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In medical jurisprudence. An injury done with violence to the person, without breaking the skin. It is nearly synonymous with “contusion” (q.v.) 1 Chanc. Prac. 38. See 4 Car. & P. 381, 487, 558, 565.

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  • Article Name: Bruise
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  • Description: A contusion ; an injury upon the flesh of a person with a blunt or heavy instrument or fist, without breaking the skin.

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