Self-defence



[self-di-fens, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈfɛns, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
the act of defending one’s person when physically attacked, as by countering blows or overcoming an assailant:
the art of self-defense.
2.
a claim or plea that the use of force or injuring or killing another was necessary in defending one’s own person from physical attack:
He shot the man who was trying to stab him and pleaded self-defense at the murder trial.
3.
an act or instance of defending or protecting one’s own interests, property, ideas, etc., as by argument or strategy.
self-defence
noun
1.
the act of defending oneself, one’s actions, ideas, etc
2.
boxing as a means of defending the person (esp in the phrase noble art of self-defence)
3.
(law) the right to defend one’s person, family, or property against attack or threat of attack by the use of no more force than is reasonable

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