prevent defense


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pre·vent de·fense

(prē′vĕnt′ dē′fĕns′)
n. Football
A defensive formation or strategy that employs an additional pass defender in an attempt to prevent long gains by the offense, usually near the end of the game.
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It does not effectively protect clients' statements, but may effectively prevent defense counsel from discovering statements made by victims and witnesses.
It might also be used to prevent defense counsel from referring to a hearsay statement that is not admissible without defense counsel first establishing the requisite foundation through witness testimony.
Complexity of high-damage litigation, task orientation, and a reluctance to engage in an examination of current case management methodologies often prevent defense counsel from fulfilling its role.
3477, a bill that would prevent defense contractors from being reimbursed for their environmental response costs, and it recently surveyed CGB member companies on their environmental expenditures.
Mitchell also said he plans to seek changes in the 1990 budget agreement to eliminate the firewalls that prevent defense cuts from being used for domestic discretionary investment--the highest priority for the 102nd Congress adopted by NLC delegates at the Congress of Cities last month.
And at no time will I call for a 'prevent defense'!"
The next question would have been about Thomas' knee, and Kelly could have shifted back into his prevent defense - day-to-day - but it would have been enough to defuse the topic of which quarterback is the right quarterback.
WORCESTER - If it had been an NFL game, last night's 2-1 Sharks shootout victory over the Connecticut Whale would have best been described as one where both teams went into the prevent defense early.
Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, on a bill to prevent defense attorneys from seeking the proprietary source codes for breathalyzers in DUI cases and with Sen.
In particular situations, especially late in any time period; this specific defensive alignment/stunt initiates a form of prevent defense. All defenders must always provide a two to three-foot safety "cushion" between their man and the basket.
Mitchell plans to seek changes in the 1990 budget agreement to eliminate the firewalls that prevent defense cuts from being used for domestic discretionary investment.
"Shield' laws prevent defense attorneys from introducing irrelevant evidence of a victim's past sexual conduct.
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