What is Menace?

Legal Definition
A threat; a declaration of an intention to cause evil to happen to another.

2. When menaces to do an injury to another have been made, the party making them may, in general, be held to bail to keep the peace; and, when followed by any inconvenience or loss, the injured party has a civil action against the wrong doer. Com. Dig. Battery, D; Vin. Ab. h. t.; Bac. Ab. Assault; Co. Litt. 161 a, 162 b, 253 b; 2 Lutw. 1428. Vide Threat.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A threat; the declaration or show of a disposition or determination to inflict an evil or injury upon another. Cum-ming v. State, 99 Ga. 662, 27 S. E. 177; Morrill v. Nightingale, 93 Cal. 452, 28 Pac. 1068, 27 Am. St Rep. 207.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A threat against one’s character or person. See 93 Cal. 452, 27 Am. St. Rep. 207, 28 Pac. 1068.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary