Defence

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 Defence.lk — is the official web portal of the Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka.[1] As of May 22, 2009, it is Sri Lanka s 7th most viewed web site,[2] with an average daily hit rate of over 8.8 million.[3] According to latest analysis, the website has also… …

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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… …

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

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  • 7 defence — see DEFENSE (Cf. defense) …

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

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  • 9 defence — is the spelling in BrE, defense in AmE …

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

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  • 11 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 ▪ …

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  • 12 defence */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈfens] / US noun Word forms defence : singular defence plural defences 1) [uncountable] actions that you take to protect someone or something that is being attacked come/rush to someone s defence: Two of his friends came to his defence. a)… …

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  • 13 defence — [[t]dɪfe̱ns[/t]] ♦♦ defences (The spelling defense is used in American English, and in meaning 8 is pronounced [[t]di͟ːfens[/t]].) 1) N UNCOUNT Defence is action that is taken to protect someone or something against attack. The land was flat,… …

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  • 14 defence — de|fence W1S2 BrE defense AmE [dıˈfens] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(protection)¦ 2¦(military)¦ 3¦(against criticism)¦ 4¦(in a law court)¦ 5¦(emotions)¦ 6¦(sport)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PROTECTION …

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  • 15 defence — n. BE; AE also: defense 1) to conduct, organize, put up a defence 2) to overwhelm smb. s defences 3) an adequate; airtight, impenetrable; heroic; inadequate, weak; strong; stubborn defence 4) civil; national defence; military defences 5) (sports) …

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  • 16 defence — BrE, defense AmE /dI fens/ noun 1 PROTECTING (U) the act of protecting something or someone from attack: come to sb s defence (=help someone by protecting them from attack): Several people witnessed the attack, but no one came to her defence. |… …

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  • 17 Defence — Für den gleichlautenden Sportbegriff mit abgewandelter Schreibweise siehe Defense Mehrere Schiffe der Royal Navy sind HMS Defence getauft worden. HMS Defence (1763), Stapellauf 1763, schlug viele Schlachten im amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg …

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  • 18 defence*/*/*/ — [dɪˈfens] noun 1) [C/U] the weapons, equipment, and people that are used to protect a country or place The government spends huge amounts of money on defence.[/ex] 2) [C/U] protection for someone or something that is being attacked Two of his… …

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  • 19 defence — (US defense) noun 1》 the action of defending from or resisting attack.     ↘military measures or resources for protecting a country.     ↘(often defences) a means of protecting something from attack. 2》 the case presented by or on behalf of the… …

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  • 20 defence — noun 1) the defence of the fortress Syn: protection, guarding, security, fortification, resistance 2) more spending on defence Syn: armaments, weapons, weaponry, arms, the military …

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