defence


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Synonyms for defence

(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

the justification for some act or belief

a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

protection from harm

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the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

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References in classic literature ?
Yet the defence, when taken out of this ironical form, is doubtless sound: that his teaching had nothing to do with their evil lives.
Here again, as in the former instance, the defence of Socrates is untrue practically, but may be true in some ideal or transcendental sense.
But such a defence as would be acceptable to his judges and might procure an acquittal, it is not in his nature to make.
Nor are the reasonings of Schleiermacher, who argues that the Platonic defence is an exact or nearly exact reproduction of the words of Socrates, partly because Plato would not have been guilty of the impiety of altering them, and also because many points of the defence might have been improved and strengthened, at all more conclusive.
If her defence fails, then, my dear friend, like other persons who are enamoured of something, but put a restraint upon themselves when they think their desires are opposed to their interests, so too must we after the manner of lovers give her up, though not without a struggle.
I will merely state baldly that John Cavendish reserved his defence, and was duly committed for trial.
He knew only too well how useless her gallant defiance was, since it was not the object of the defence to deny this point.
Sir Ernest Heavywether's speech in opening the case for the defence was not a long one, but it was backed by the full force of his emphatic manner.
It was took off in the defence of the Salwanners in America where the war is.
the same information had been conveyed to him in the same terms, at least fifty times before), Mr Willet arose from table, walked round to Joe, felt his empty sleeve all the way up, from the cuff, to where the stump of his arm remained; shook his hand; lighted his pipe at the fire, took a long whiff, walked to the door, turned round once when he had reached it, wiped his left eye with the back of his forefinger, and said, in a faltering voice: 'My son's arm-- was took off--at the defence of the--Salwanners--in America--where the war is'--with which words he withdrew, and returned no more that night.
Enabled by substantial economic growth over the past decade, and driven forward by a national policy of military renewal and development, the Indian defence market has been propelled to the forefront of the world stage in relation to global military markets.
In December of 2001, representatives of the Ministry of Defence from the Government of India and their counterparts in the United States Department of Defense convened the first meeting of a newly formed India and U.
counterpart, the Defence Manufacturers' Association, in close collaboration with the Defence Export Services Organisation, U.
WASHINGTON & CANBERRA, Australia -- Mediaware, one of the world's leading developers of digital video exploitation systems and solutions for the defense and broadcast sectors, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Australian Department of Defence for its D-VEX Digital Video Exploitation System.
Defense Systems Management College and Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency.