the defense

Definition of the defense

law

  1. :  the lawyer or lawyers who represent the defendant in a court case The defense rests, Your Honor.

Word by Word Definitions

defenseplay
  1. :  the act or action of defending (see defend)

    :  the denial, answer, or plea (see plea 2b) of one against whom a criminal or civil action is brought :  a defendant 's denial, answer, or plea

    :  capability of resisting attack

  1. :  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


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