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in defiance of

Definition of in defiance of

  1. :  against or despite the wishes, rules, or laws of (someone or something) <The group is acting in defiance of a government order.> <She married him in defiance of her parents.> <The dancers leap in seeming defiance of the laws of gravity.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the act or an instance of defying :  challenge

    :  disposition to resist :  willingness to contend or fight

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