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Definition of Defence

Defence

  1. See Defense.
  2. The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.
  3. That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection.
  4. Protecting plea; vindication; justification.
  5. 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.
  6. Act or skill in making defense; defensive plan or policy; practice in self defense, as in fencing, boxing, etc.
  7. Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.

Defence Quotations

The history of man is the history of crimes, and history can repeat. So information is a defence. Through this we can build, we must build, a defence against repetition.
Simon Wiesenthal

Sadness is also a kind of defence.
Ivo Andric

Defence is our best attack.
Jay Weatherill

Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack. - Sun Tzu
Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.
Sun Tzu

A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger.
John Foxe
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Defence Translations

defence in Danish is forsvar
defence in Dutch is weer, defensie, afweer, verdediging
defence in German is Verteidigung
defence in Italian is difesa
defence in Norwegian is forsvar
defence in Portuguese is defesa
defence in Spanish is defensa
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