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English definition of “defend”

defend

verb (IN COURT OF LAW)    /dɪˈfend/
to act as a lawyer for someone who has been accused of something in a court of law and try to prove that they are not guilty : I can't afford a lawyer so I shall defend myself (= argue my own case in a law court).
(Definition of defend verb (IN COURT OF LAW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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