defence definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly British Variant of protection.
    • The action of safeguarding from assault.
    • anything accustomed oppose assault.
    • An argument in help or justification of something.
    • etc. See protection, etc.
    • a business of defenders that delivers weight against assault
    • (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other group from scoring
    • protection from harm
    • a defendant's response or plea doubting the facts associated with the fees against him
    • (military) military action or resources protecting a country against prospective opponents
    • the act of protecting someone or something against attack or injury
    • (psychiatry) an unconscious procedure that tries to lower the anxiety related to instinctive desires
    • a structure familiar with defend against assault
    • the defendant and his appropriate advisors collectively
    • the reason for some work or belief
    • the speech work of answering an attack in your assertions
  • verb:
    • To furnish with defences; to fortify.
  • noun-and-verb-transitive:
    • See protection.

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