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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

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

In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, not does it comport with our policy so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced that we resent injuries or make preparation for our defence.
James Monroe

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose.
Edward Coke

Those who deny the right of a jury to protect an individual in resisting an unjust law of the government, deny him all defence whatsoever against oppression.
Lysander Spooner

Sadness is also a kind of defence.
Ivo Andric
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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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