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defence

(US), defense
1. Law a defendant's denial of the truth of the allegations or charge against him
2. Law the defendant and his legal advisers collectively
3. American football
a. the team that does not have possession of the ball
b. the members of a team that play in such circumstances
4. Psychoanal See defence mechanism
References in classic literature ?
Bird, seeing the defenceless condition of the enemy's territory, had no more conscience than to push her advantage.
He had never thought that a fugitive might be a hapless mother, a defenceless child,--like that one which was now wearing his lost boy's little well-known cap; and so, as our poor senator was not stone or steel,--as he was a man, and a downright noble-hearted one, too,--he was, as everybody must see, in a sad case for his patriotism.
They left with life-injuries and his defenceless Det Con Simon The man walked away, but the next day the group spotted him while he was out walking his dog.
This petition is in the hope that we can get justice for the dog by hopefully not letting it happen again to a defenceless dog.
As the island is preparing for the New Year's celebrations, the party said that "while everyone talks of love and respect", at the same time people continue to treat defenceless animals inhumanely and with unkindness
RSPCA animal collection officer, Cara Gibbon, who picked up the kittens, said: "It is heartbreaking to think that somebody dumped these poor, defenceless kittens like this.
The suspect, who works as a maid, was arrested for repeatedly beating the four-year-old girl and using the opportunity that she is young, alone and defenceless to mistreat her," Child and Family prosecutor Hamad Al Gallaf said in a statement issued yesterday.
The council warned against attempts to target defenceless innocent civilians, as well as their lives, liberties and property.
With The Defenceless, this masterful storyteller has brewed up a savory tale of crime and police methodology that, seasoned with friendship, compassion, and hope, satisfies on all levels.
A DEFENCELESS 82-year-old woman found murdered in her own home was the victim of a "brutal" and "horrific" crime, police have said.
I think, however, it would be really refreshing to hear one of these "extremely brave" animal killers say:" I love killing defenceless animals because I have a blood lust which can only be sated by firing a high powered weapon at a defenceless creature.
UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon Tuesday condemned a deadly Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar as "an act of horror and rank cowardice to attack defenceless children while they learn.