Simple Definition of self–defense
: the act of defending yourself, your property, etc.
: skills that make you capable of protecting yourself during an attack
Full Definition of self–defense
1 : a plea of justification for the use of force or for homicide
2 : the act of defending oneself, one's property, or a close relative
First Known Use of self–defense
SELF–DEFENSE Defined for Kids
Definition of self–defense
: someone's act of defending himself or herself or his or her property <I acted in self-defense.>
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