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Definition of Offence


  1. See Offense.
  2. The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin, an affront or an injury.
  3. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.
  4. A cause or occasion of stumbling or of sin.

Offence Quotations

Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don't live angry, let go now!
Joel Osteen

Humans are nervous, touchy creatures and can be easily offended. Many are deeply insecure. They become focused and energized by taking offence; it makes them feel meaningful and alive.
Michael Leunig

The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
Thomas Aquinas

Offence is important; that's how you know you care about things. Imagine a life where you're not offended. So dull.
Marcus Brigstocke

A government that can at pleasure accuse, shoot, and hang men, as traitors, for the one general offence of refusing to surrender themselves and their property unreservedly to its arbitrary will, can practice any and all special and particular oppressions it pleases.
Lysander Spooner
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Offence Translations

offence in French is offense, insulte
offence in German is Angriff {m}, Beleidigung
offence in Italian is trascorrere, affronto, infrazione
offence in Spanish is injuria, delito, delito
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