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Defence (IPA: /dɪˈfɛns/)


Defence (n. & v. t.)

See Defense.

Defence (n.)

The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.

Defence (n.)

That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection.

Defence (n.)

Protecting plea; vindication; justification.

Defence (n.)

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.

Defence (n.)

Act or skill in making defense; defensive plan or policy; practice in self defense, as in fencing, boxing, etc.

Defence (n.)

Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.

Defence

1779 American Revolutionary War privateer brigantine ship

Defence

Horse, born 1824

Defence

1803 transport ship, wrecked in 1832

Defence

1735 East India Company ship

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Education is the cheap defence of nations." - Education

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Experience informs us that the first defence of weak minds is to recriminate." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I am sure, zeal or love for truth can never permit falsehood to be used in the defence of it." - John Locke

Example Sentence (Quote)

"No man shall set up his own iniquity as a defence any more than as a cause of action." - Fraud

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The best defence is a good offence. (Strauss, 1994 p. 518)" - English proverbs


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