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Synonyms for defense

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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* Military service and defense agency managers maintain awareness of communications from the Pentagon and of recent congressional activities that will affect their individual organizations.
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The pivotal issue in this area is whether an insurer is entitled to receive attorney-client privileged communications between a policyholder and defense counsel.
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Since that trial, legal experts say, judges across the nation have become more reluctant to allow the gay panic defense, often ruling that testimony about the victim's sexual orientation is inadmissible.
Beryl Harman retired April 30, 2005, after 30 years of federal service, 12 of which were spent teaching at the Defense Systems Management College/Defense Acquisition University (DSMC/DAU).
Lynne Stewart admits to passing on a message that essentially recommended that her client's followers should resume murdering people, so it's pretty clear that she crossed the boundary of appropriate behavior for defense lawyers in terrorism cases.
No one who has followed its course over the past decades could have misunderstood where the ever-expanding defense spending was taking the nation.
The contract covers operation and maintenance of the DMS, frequency management, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) circuit coordination, and local area network support.
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The Imaginary War: Civil Defense and American Cold War Culture (1994); Laura McEnaney's Civil Defense Begins at Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties (2000), and other works, it clearly belongs in any core library on the domestic social history of the Cold War.
In the aftermath of September 11th, with the Bush administration's intention to scrap the ABM Treaty attracting a lot of political support, a chorus of Establishment voices have been clamoring to keep the 1972 agreement and to nix any national missile defense. "Even in the wake of Sept.
Instead, September 11 happened, and missile defense disappeared from the front pages.
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