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defense

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1 means or method of defending
  • thorns are a rose's defense against grazing animals

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2 an explanation that frees one from fault or blame
  • there's absolutely no defense for your actions

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The first known use of defense was in the 14th century

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“Defense.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defense. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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