offence offence

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the action of attacking an enemy
  2. (n) the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
  3. (n) a feeling of anger caused by being offended
  4. (n) a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
  5. (n) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

Usage(s):

  1. Sex workers are not allowed to hire bodyguards, because the guards would be considered to be living off the earnings of prostitution, and that is also an offence.
  2. It was a classic Johnsonian gaffe, and he subsequently apologized for any offence to Papua New Guinea.
  3. Tendai Biti, has been charged with treason, which can be a capital offence.

News

  1. Dominique Blake gets six year ban for doping

    By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaican 400 meter runner Dominique Blake was banned for six years on Thursday for a second doping offence. The Jamaica Anti Doping Disciplinary Panel issued the penalty after Blake tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexanamine at last year's Olympic trials. It was her doping offence after she served a nine month suspension for testing positive to ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Athletics-Dominique Blake gets six year ban for doping

    By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, June 13 (Reuters) - Jamaican 400 metre runner Dominique Blake was banned for six years on Thursday for a second doping offence. The Jamaica Anti Doping Disciplinary Panel issued the penalty after Blake tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexanamine at last year's Olympic trials. It was her doping offence after she served a nine month suspension for testing ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Russia’s new anti-gay law: more cynicism than bigotry

    Amidst worldwide condemnation, Russia’s parliament passed a law outlawing “homosexual propaganda.” It was definitely a shameful milestone. As of today , The law will make it an offence…to communicate to Russian children and young people that love between two women or two men is “just as socially valuable” as that between a ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

Quotes

  1. Asked about the warning of life imprisonment on Newsnight, Mr Green said: "I assume it's because it's a common law offence therefore because there is...... no law on the statute book which I was alleged to have broken, then presumably there is no...
    on Apr 16, 2009 By: Damian Green Source: BBC News

  2. "Bill Walsh was a mentor to me and many others," said Goodell. "He revolutionised the game with his 'West Coast Offence' and will always be remembered as one of the most influential people in NFL history."
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: Fox Sports

  3. "We just hung in there on offence, kept executing," said Burress, who wasn't far off on the 23-17 prediction he made a few days ago. "It came down to one play and we made it."
    on Feb 3, 2006 By: Plaxico Burress Source: 940 News

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