the defense

noun

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

Examples of the defense in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The witness list for the defense suggests Gutierrez-Reed plans to call her stepdad to the stand. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2024 Yet the reality was that in the absence of congressional support—whether for the defense of South Vietnam or the defense of Angola—the Ford administration had little choice but to accept Soviet military expansion, or at least the victories of Soviet proxies. Niall Ferguson, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 East’s ace won the last trick for the defense, and South made his game. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 17 Feb. 2024 Ultimately, the sheer mass of Russian forces, along with their aerial superiority, left the defense of the city untenable, and threatened to encircle the Ukrainian brigades still defending it. Tim Lister, CNN, 17 Feb. 2024 On February 10, an address by Ukrainian President Zelenskyy discussed the crucial role that electronic warfare (EW) systems have played in the defense of Ukraine. Vikram Mittal, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 An accident reconstruction expert testifying for the defense on Thursday said that was what occurred. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 Ukraine recently rotated out soldiers from the 110th Brigade, which had played a vital role in the defense of the city for two years but were exhausted and severely depleted after months of brutal combat. Marc Santora, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2024 Ravens: Baltimore was a 4-point home favorite and the defense did its share in the 17-10 loss.. Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 8 Feb. 2024 See More

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“The defense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20defense. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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