Definition of in defense of (something or someone)
- They fought in defense of their country.
- She spoke out in defense of justice.
- Let me say, in her defense, that I would have done the same thing that she did.
- He spoke up in his own defense.
: the act or action of defending (see defend)
: capability of resisting attack
: to take specific defensive action against (an opposing team or player or an offensive play) : to attempt to keep (an opponent or play) from scoring in a game or contest
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: some person : somebody
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