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to keep safe from danger, attack, or harm

to support against arguments, attack, or criticism

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protect against a challenge or attack

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protect or fight for as a champion

be the defense counsel for someone in a trial

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state or assert

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The former Rangers vice-chairman added: "I would have defended one of the Nazi war criminals - because that is my job.
A month after that interview, Pryor defended Moore's practice of only allowing Christian prayers to open his court sessions.
Insisting that human life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception, he declared that "a human embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human beings.
Ortec's chairman and CEO stated, "This is the second challenge from a competitor Ortec has successfully defended.
The manifesto defended the right to privacy, sexual freedom between consenting adults, abortion, and euthanasia, as well as the rights of minorities, women, the aged, abused children, and the disadvantaged.
They've defended workers fired for their political beliefs and taken up the case of a group in a Denver suburb that was sued by a land development company after the citizens' protests persuaded the city council to block a project.
USC senior Virginia Powell defended her title in the 100hurdles in 12.
All other passing options from the low-post double team will simply be defended by the wings, as shown in Diag.
He used to introduce them as possible "interpretations" of papal teaching, but then defended them as the absolute truth.
One distributor he recently defended, Gardner Crisp, is appealing his conviction for participating in a two-year drug ring which allegedly smuggled one kilo of cocaine a week into Newport News, Virginia.
We have successfully defended our first loan processing patent, U.
AMSE successfully defended resulting in a complete and total dismissal of NBC's claims and an order requiring NBC to pay a portion of our legal expenses.
Pryor defeated Cervantes to win the WBA junior welterweight title in 1980 and defended 10 times.
Unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Bert Schenk of Germany defended his title in a close unanimous decision over the Dominican Republic's Juan Ramon Medina-Padilla in Budapest, Hungary.
In recent years, he has helped several clients obtain substantial civil recoveries and has successfully defended others.