Definitions of defender

  1. One who defends. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2. One who defends; an advocate or champion; the defendant or person sued. Defender of the Faith, a title of the sovereign of England, first conferred by the Pope on Henry VIII, in consideration of his defence of the Church against the heresy of Luther. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for defender

  1. One player is appointed stool defender and stands beside the stool. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  2. All this, if he would retain his integrity, he must learn to ear unmoved and walk steadily onward in the path of public duty, sustained only by the reflection that time may do him justice; or if not, that his individual hopes and aspirations and even his name among men should be of little account to him when weighed in the balance of a people of whose destiny he is a constituted guardian and defender – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton