Part of speech:

Same as DEFENSE, etc.

Part of speech: noun

The act of defending; anything that defends; a plea in justification; excuse; apology.

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Usage examples "defence":

  1. I think that Kari grew perplexed at this patient defence of mine, and never a blow struck back. - "The Virgin of the Sun", H. R. Haggard.
  2. Edmund and his party had taken no part in the defence of the tower. - "The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred", G. A. Henty.
  3. It is the natural defence of Khartum on the north. - "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.