Defiance
Defiance De*fi"ance, n. [OF. defiance, desfiance, challenge, fr. desfier to challenge, F. d['e]fier. See {Defy}.] 1. The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat. [1913 Webster]

A war without a just defiance made. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Stood for her cause, and flung defiance down. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition. [1913 Webster]

He breathed defiance to my ears. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A casting aside; renunciation; rejection. [Obs.] ``Defiance to thy kindness.'' --Ford. [1913 Webster]

{To bid defiance}, {To set at defiance}, to defy; to disregard recklessly or contemptuously. --Locke. [1913 Webster]


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