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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

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

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

We have the character of an island nation: independent, forthright, passionate in defence of our sovereignty. We can no more change this British sensibility than we can drain the English Channel. And because of this sensibility, we come to the European Union with a frame of mind that is more practical than emotional.
David Cameron

He that rebels against reason is a real rebel, but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny has a better title to Defender of the Faith, than George the Third.
Thomas Paine
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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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