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a statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy

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protection from harm

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

the justification for some act or belief

the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

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

the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

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If the coaching staff elects to change up its overall defense and switch to a 1-2-1-1 full-court press before falling back to a half-court man-to-man defense, it need merely call out a simple number "15", to the team.
The pivotal issue in this area is whether an insurer is entitled to receive attorney-client privileged communications between a policyholder and defense counsel.
So, from a baseball man's perspective, the Tampa Bay defense should prevail?
Powered by SGI technology, the ARC is critical in assessing the projected, alternative and demonstrated performance capabilities of Theater Missile Defense and National Missile Defense systems.
For several decades, since the United States embarked on the suicidal policy of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) and underscored it with an ABM treaty forbidding any substantive missile defense measures, foreign policy experts with more Ivy-League credentials than common sense have been promoting abstract goals like "containment," "stabilization," and "deterrence" rather than national defense per se.
The White House is touting September 11 as proof of America's vulnerability to foreign attack and, by extention, need for a missile defense system (even though the attacks showed that our greatest vulnerability isn't from missiles).
It's totally unnecessary," says Ivan Eland, director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute.
DISAM, in cooperation with the Romanian Ministry of National Defense (RO MoND) and the U.
Earlier this year, Howard says, a Georgia jury convicted a man in an armed robbery case despite defense claims that he stole the car only because he was trying to get away from its owner, who had come on to him sexually.
Over the past 20 years, 75 plus United States defense specialized firms/divisions merged into five major defense firms, or prime contractors (Commission on the Future of the Aerospace Industry, 2002).
It's true that the military has endured some budget trimming, but most of the nearly $150 billion in defense cuts since 1989 has been diverted to deficit reduction.
In determining whether a taxpayer's efforts have been sufficient to raise the RCGF defense, the taxpayer is deemed to know not only what he actually knows, but what he should have known after reasonable diligence.
They wish to better understand cost sources and are increasingly insisting on use of defense counsel who can demonstrate, not merely promise, reduced cost and high-quality services.
defense posture is the result of a one-two punch delivered by then-Secretary of Defense Les Aspin and Rep.
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