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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.
Working closely with the Romanian Ministry of National Defense, the Office of Defense Cooperation in Bucharest plays a major role in balancing and supporting the needs of the RO MoND while adhering to U.
Judges are particularly skeptical when attorneys complain during an appeal that the gay panic defense should have been allowed at the original trial, says New York Law School professor Arthur Leonard, who has tracked gay issues in the law for more than 20 years.
Traditional explanations for the consolidation of the defense industry based on decreased defense spending are not consistent with a long-term view of the industry.
The AWACS system is now an integrated, indispensable element of Japan's own defense, and it complements the three US Air Force AWACS aircraft stationed at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.
The part of the cliche that's correct is that in any sport, I don't care if it's baseball, basketball or football, defense will keep you in the game,'' said Tracy, the Dodgers manager, who is rooting for the Buccaneers' defense to carry the day.
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.
Instead, September 11 happened, and missile defense disappeared from the front pages.
Lawrence Korb, Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan Administration, takes issue with the two-war strategy.
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.
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