Definitions of defence:
  • noun:   protection from harm
  • noun:   military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
  • noun:   a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
  • noun:   the justification for some act or belief
  • noun:   an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
  • noun:   the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
  • noun:   (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
  • noun:   a structure used for defense
  • noun:   the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
  • noun:   (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

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