The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.
That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection.
Protecting plea; vindication; justification.
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.
Act or skill in making defense; defensive plan or policy; practice in self defense, as in fencing, boxing, etc.
I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take decisions on matters of the economy; I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence; I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education. Thabo Mbeki
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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