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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
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It has been urged and echoed, that the power "to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts, and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," amounts to an unlimited commission to exercise every power which may be alleged to be necessary for the common defense or general welfare.
The objects of the Union among the States, as described in article third, are "their common defense, security of their liberties, and mutual and general welfare." The terms of article eighth are still more identical: "All charges of war and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defense or general welfare, and allowed by the United States in Congress, shall be defrayed out of a common treasury," etc.
If he might use the expression, it would usefully pave the way in the minds of the jury for the defense which he had to submit to them.
The perpetual menacings of danger oblige the government to be always prepared to repel it; its armies must be numerous enough for instant defense. The continual necessity for their services enhances the importance of the soldier, and proportionably degrades the condition of the citizen.
Small wonder, then, that Smith is one of the leading proponents of reauthorization of the Department of Defenses's (DoD) 5% set-aside program for SDBs.
This article will summarize the key points in the new regulations, which replace the proposed regulations issued in March 1991, and will focus on defenses against imposition of the accuracy-related penalty and the new rules regarding disclosures to avoid the accuracy-related penalty.
Congress shut it down due to technical limitations and the restrictions on missile defenses contained in the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
A simple number system can differentiate the full-court press defenses from one another and then follow suit with the half- court presses--allowing the team to integrate more than one full-court defense with numerous half-court defenses.
First: Nuclear, biological, and chemical defenses to protect allied forces, and missile defenses to protect Alliance forces, territory, and population centers against the range of missile threats.
I also include any new movements, blitzes or stunts that we could utilize, and a review of defenses that might be good for the week.
That means that where we used to study our defenses and be very careful about how our information was collected and protected, we now have a need to share that information as fast as possible, process it, and share it once again.
Defenses are usually reluctant to play us man or press us because of our speed, size, and athletic ability at these positions.