English dictionary definition of:

defence British English spelling


  • the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury
  • protection from harm
  • (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
  • a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
  • a structure used to defend against attack
  • the justification for some act or belief
  • the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
  • an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
  • the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
  • (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
  • (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires


defense American English spelling demurrer denial refutation vindication

Scrabble score for defence

Scrabble score = 13

generated at 20:52:54 on 18-11-19

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