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Defence meaning

defence - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; " his teams are always good on defense"
  2. 2. See Defense.
  3. 3. The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.
  4. 4. That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection.
  5. 5. Protecting plea; vindication; justification.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Act or skill in making defense; defensive plan or policy; practice in self defense, as in fencing, boxing, etc.
  8. 8. Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.
  9. 9. Protection.

defence - examples of usage

  1. Surely you cannot object to a standing army for the defence of your religion? - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. There's no defence that I can think of. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. So she struck in in defence of this lady. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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