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The action of defending from or resisting attack
“This poses an important test for those of us who want to make a consistent stand in defence of liberties during the second term.”
Fortifications or barriers against attack
“He pronounced military defences ready for a potential missile attack, but said the risks of such a strike were slim.”
Military measures or resources for protecting a country
“Although Russia's defence minister had recommended military action, most of the generals were against it.”
The case presented by or on behalf of the party accused of a crime or being sued in a civil lawsuit
“This is a common law claim for damages which is subject to a defence of mitigation.”
An argument or piece of writing in support of something that has been criticized or questioned
“He planned to speak in defence of his old chief.”
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