Definitions of defense

  1. To furnish with defenses; to fortify. 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. Alt. of Defence Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act or state of guarding or being guarded; protection; a plea or answer in court to a charge or a suit. Also, defence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. 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.

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Usage examples for defense

  1. The brief for the defense – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  2. He sees that he has no defense – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss