Menace Law and Legal Definition

Menace is a threatening to strike or harm. It may be threatening gesture, with or without verbal communication. Generally, it is attempting to cause or purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another, or negligently causing bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon, or attempting by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. This is also called a simple assault.

In short, menace is a threat or a declaration of an intention to cause evil to happen to another. The injured party has a civil action against the wrong doer.