What does the word defiance mean?

Usage examples for defiance

  1. In defiance of his promise that when she had visitors he would always be announced, he suddenly burst in on Lilly and the friend of her youth while they were dining together. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  2. Flight and defiance are our last resource. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. Why send him for defiance then. – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund