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Significado de “defence” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "defence" - Diccionario Inglés

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defencenoun

UK (US defense) uk   us   /dɪˈfens/
  • defence noun (PROTECTION)

A2 [C or U] protection or ​support against ​attack, ​criticism, or ​infection: The ​rebels' only ​form of defence against the ​soldiers' ​guns was ​sticks and ​stones. The ​war has ​ended but ​governmentspending on defence (= the country's ​armedforces) is still ​increasing. When Helen ​criticized me, Chris came/​rushed to my defence (= ​quicklysupported me). The ​book is a ​closelyargued defence of (= something that ​supports) the ​economictheory of Keynes. The ​towers were ​once an ​importantpart of the city's defences. A good ​diethelpsbuild the body's ​natural defences.
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  • defence noun (EXPLANATION)

[S or U] an ​argument or ​explanation that you use to ​prove that you are not ​guilty of something: The ​judgeremarked that ​ignorance was not a ​valid defence. All I can say, in defence of my ​actions, is that I had little ​choice. the things said in ​court to ​prove that a ​person did not ​commit a ​crime: She said that she didn't ​want a ​lawyer and was going to conduct her own defence.the defence C2 the ​person or ​people in a ​lawcase who have been ​accused of doing something ​illegal, and ​their lawyer(s): a ​witness for the defence a defence ​lawyer
  • defence noun (SPORT)

B1 [S or U] in some ​sports, the ​part of a ​team that ​tries to ​prevent the other ​team from ​scoringgoals or ​points: a ​strong defence I ​play in defence.
  • defence noun (CHESS)

specialized games [C or U] in the ​game of ​chess, a ​particular set of ​moves used by the ​personplaying with the ​blackpieces: What defence did you use in that last ​game?
(Definition of defence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "defence" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

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defencenoun

UK ( US defense) uk   us   /dɪˈfens/
[S or U] LAW an argument or explanation which you use to prove that you are not guilty of something: Now he says he's done nothing wrong, and I ​assume that will be his defence in ​court. a defense ​attorney/​lawyer
the defence [S] LAW the ​person or ​people in a ​lawcase who have been ​accused of doing something ​illegal, and the ​lawyer or ​lawyers who are ​representing them: He ​claims that ​officialdocuments of vital ​importance to the defence were not ​available.
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[C] a ​method used by a ​company to ​avoid having another ​company take ​control of it: The ​chiefexecutiveled a vigorous ​takeover defence. One possible defence ​strategy is to ​mount a ​higher counter-bid for the ​parentcompany.
(Definition of defence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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