defence


defence
   aggression
   As in a government department concerned with waging war which calls itself a Ministry of Defence:
    The war cabinet, which will be called the Ministerial Council for the Defense of the Reich, was given sweeping powers by Hen-Hitler. (Shirer, 1999, writing of 31 August 1939, when Germany attacked Poland)
   The British D Notice, short for Defence Notice, is an instruction to the media to suppress news, ostensibly on the grounds of state security.

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  • defence — de‧fence [dɪˈfens] , defense noun [countable] 1. LAW the things that are said in a court of law to try to prove that someone is not guilty of a crime: • I am unhappy about the way my barrister is conducting my defence. 2 …   Financial and business terms

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  • defence — If a defendant contests a claim, he should prepare a defence showing his side of the argument which is then filed with the court and given to the person making a claim. If he considers that he in turn has a claim against the person who has… …   Law dictionary

  • DeFence — project. Click to enlarge deFENCE is an interactive conceptual art project for freedom of cohabitation, designed in such a way as to include each beholder personally. In tradition of Marcel Duchamp, the two main roles of this exhibit are the work …   Wikipedia

  • defence — (US defense) ► NOUN 1) the action of defending from or resisting attack. 2) military measures or resources for protecting a country. 3) (defences) fortifications against attack. 4) attempted justification or vindication. 5) the case presented by… …   English terms dictionary

  • Defence — De*fence (d[ e]*f[e^]ns ), n. & v. t. See {Defense}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defence — see DEFENSE (Cf. defense) …   Etymology dictionary

  • defence — (Brit.) de·fence || dɪ fens n. protection, security (also defense) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defence — is the spelling in BrE, defense in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • defence — [dē fens′, difens′] n. Brit. sp. of DEFENSE …   English World dictionary

  • defence — (BrE) (AmE defense) noun 1 action to protect sb/sth from attack ADJECTIVE ▪ adequate, effective ▪ immune, natural ▪ the body s natural defence against viruses ▪ …   Collocations dictionary


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