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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 ?
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.
Though our personnel and schemes differed at each school, we were fortunate enough to develop outstanding defenses built on great pursuit, elimination of mental mistakes, and an intense effort from each player.
Planned purchases of the Apache Longbow, TOW IIB missiles, and large quantities of various types of ammunition will provide needed support for our industrial base, and will ultimately enhance the readiness of Kuwait's defenses.
But each team's rugged defenses make it tough on the offenses.
Since all defenses, including zone, is predicated on man-to-man principles, we'd like to present the true and tried building blocks and drills to use with young players.
1, but as offenses adjusted to it, coaches began developing multiple defenses from the 50 front, using a variety of stunts (Diags.
The goal of the Missile Defense Agency is to build an integrated, layered ballistic missile defense system that incorporates land-, sea-, and air-based defenses to protect the U.
The three full-court zone presses and various half-court defenses can be easily identified, and thus permit the coach to integrate the various defensive combinations and make them both unpredictable and difficult to attack.
There are questions about Congress's approach to the kind of collaborative arrangement we will need to design and field theater missile defenses with key allies, and other major weapons that may become priorities among ourselves and key security partners.
It's worth noting that, over the past three decades, teams with good offenses have been slightly more likely to get to the Super Bowl, World Series and Stanley Cup Finals, with good defenses making more championship-round appearances only in the NBA Finals.
Even leaving aside nuclear ABM defenses, conventional anti-missile missiles like the Patriot have proven effective -- especially against obsolescent models like the Iraqi SCUDs, the type of missile most likely to be used by a third-world rogue regime.