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self-defence

1. boxing as a means of defending the person (esp in the phrase noble art of self-defence)
2. Law the right to defend one's person, family, or property against attack or threat of attack by the use of no more force than is reasonable
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"It is highly unacceptable that the UNSC condemns our self-defensive rocket tests...
He notes that the Qur'an advocates self-defensive war but not beginning hostilities.
Are there self-defensive strategies that we can teach them?
The North Korean supreme command, however, defended the shelling in Thursday's report, saying, ''It was a legitimate self-defensive step against the provocateurs who dared to make a clumsy fire on the inviolable territorial waters of the DPRK despite its army's advance warning.''
Belfast) explores the state of international law regarding self-defensive preemptions by states in the wake of war or blatant abuse of it by the US in invading and occupying an Iraq that posed no possible threat.
The toll of sustained frustration is revealed by the pallor of his skin, the contours of his face, and the increasingly self-defensive tone of his body language.
French Ambassador to the UN Gerard Araud on June 30 told reporters: "We decided to provide self-defensive weapons to the civilian populations because we consider that these populations were under threat.
"The Ethiopian government has taken self-defensive measures and started counterattacking the aggressive forces of the Islamic Courts and foreign terrorist groups" (1)--was how the Ethiopian Prime Minister declared the official start of the war between Ethiopia and the Union of Islamic Courts (hereinafter the UIC) on the night of December 24, 2006.
If the planned drills go ahead, "second and third self-defensive blows that cannot be predicted will be dealt," North Korea said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.
Im and Han, along with two other North Korean citizens Kyodo News interviewed earlier, defended what they described as the North's ''self-defensive'' attack of Yeonpyeong Island, saying it was in response to Seoul's firing of shells earlier Tuesday into an area in the two Koreas' contested western sea border that the North claims as its territorial waters.
Others cover the relationship between children's TV viewing and their spatial representational abilities, psychological empowerment of teachers and competencies of mental health education teachers in China, psychological quality, self-defensive attributions in industrial workers' occupation accidents, and the influence of working memory on cognitive load in multimedia learning.
The Self-Defensive Nature of China's Nuclear Policy Means That It Carries Out Central Deterrence but Not Extended Deterrence