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Definitions of defence

  1. See Defense. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Protecting plea; vindication; justification. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The defendant's answer or plea; an opposing or denial of the truth or validity of the plaintiff's or prosecutor's case; the method of proceeding adopted by the defendant to protect himself against the plaintiff's action. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Act or skill in making defense; defensive plan or policy; practice in self defense, as in fencing, boxing, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Protection. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The act of defending; anything that defends; a plea in justification; excuse; apology. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act or the art of defending; that which defends; fortification; protection; vindication; the defendant's reply to the plaintiff's declaration, demands, or charges; a work that flanks another. Lines of defence, a series of fortified points so disposed as to form a continuous defence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Anything that protects from danger, injury, or attack; protection; justification; resistance; opposition; reply to demands or charges. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for defence

  1. Besides these, several persons went before and many behind, for his defence – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  2. So I'm on my defence then? – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
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