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Correct spelling: defences

What is the definition of defences?

  1. In Scots law, all the pleas or replies offered for the defender in an action.

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  1. We have gone through one dreadful scene, in company, and, I confess, Corny, I should feel far happier, if another is to occur, that you and yours, should be with us, here, behind the defences of this house, than exposed, as you otherwise might be, in the forest. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. A mere glance at the building would have tempted us to put it a little later, to have set it down as part of the defences of Probus, or even of some Emperor much later than Probus. – Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine by Edward A. Freeman Commentator: W. H. Hutton
  3. The eight of them, Browning pistols in hand, went up the stairs without overmuch precaution, eager to surprise Lupin before he had time to organize his defences – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  4. The defences of the port may be made as strong as in any port I know of. – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  5. The King's enemies break down the sea defences and the land is flooded, with haystacks, mills and barns floating away, farm animals drowning, and everyone in great peril. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau

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