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di fens

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

  • Demand from Automobile, Aerospace and Defence industries in Emerging Economies to Fuel Global Machine Tools and ...
    LONDON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Machine tools and cutting tools are used in a wide range of applications that span multiple industries. Market growth is expected to be driven by demand from aerospace and defence, mining, power generation and automobile...
    June 14, 2013 - PR Newswire
  • Soccer-PSG to start French title defence at Montpellier
    PARIS, June 13 (Reuters) - Paris St Germain will start the defence of their Ligue 1 title next season at Montpellier in an opening clash between the last two French champions, the League (LFP) said on Thursday. PSG, who clinched their first title in 19 years last month, will kick off the season on Aug. 9. Ligue 2 champions Monaco, who have already spent millions of euros on signing Colombian ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Niger security forces repel attack on police: defence minister
    NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger's security forces repelled an overnight assault by gunmen on a military police academy in the capital Niamey, the defence minister said on Wednesday, an attack likely to heighten concerns over the Islamist threat in the West African nation. The attack on the academy in Niamey's northern Koirategui suburb followed a June 1 assault on a prison in the capital, during which ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • President Bush in Irish Times
    I'd be glad to help him if he's the nominee - he is very strong on national defence, he is tough fiscally, he is pro-life. His principles are sound and solid,Mr Bush said.
  • Antonin Scalia in The Australian
    Judge Antonin Scalia, writing for four colleagues, said the constitution did not permit "the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defence in the home".

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