self-defence


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self-defence

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self-defense

n
1. the act of defending oneself, one's actions, ideas, etc
2. (Boxing) boxing as a means of defending the person (esp in the phrase noble art of self-defence)
3. (Law) 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
ˌself-deˈfensive adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-defence - the act of defending yourselfself-defence - the act of defending yourself  
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
martial art - any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport; "he had a black belt in the martial arts"
Translations

self-defence

self-defense (US) [ˌselfdɪˈfens]
A. Nautodefensa f, defensa f propia
she killed him in self-defencelo mató en defensa propia
to act in self-defenceobrar en defensa propia
B. CPD self-defence classes NPLclases fpl de defensa personal

self-defence

self-defense (Am) [ˌsɛlfdɪˈfɛns] nautodifesa
to act in self-defence (Law) → agire per legittima difesa

self-defence

(American) self-defense (selfdiˈfens) noun
defence of one's own body, property etc against attack. He killed his attacker in self-defence.

self-defence

دِفَاعٌ عَنِ النَّفْس sebeobrana selvforsvar Selbstverteidigung αυτοάμυνα defensa propia itsepuolustus autodéfense samoobrana autodifesa 自衛 정당방위 zelfverdediging selvforsvar samoobrona autodefesa самозащита självförsvar การป้องกันตัวเอง meşru müdafaa sự tự vệ 自卫
References in classic literature ?
Though the times were by no means favourable to us, every one blamed the conduct of the viceroy; and those who did not commend our action made the necessity we were reduced to of self-defence an excuse for it.
The noble art of self-defence appeared to be regarded by them as the peculiar gift of the white man; and I make little doubt that they supposed armies of Europeans were drawn up provided with nothing else but bony fists and stout hearts, with which they set to in column, and pummelled one another at the word of command.
Horser, but I am never without the means of self-defence," Mr.
He had killed the woman in defence of his own life and the life of his sister; and every one had a right to slay in self-defence, except as against the king or those who did the king's bidding.
I always fret him, he says, and it isn't my fault if I am a quiddle," protested Steve, in self-defence.
The more I reflected the more convinced I grew that I was dealing with a case of cerebral disease; and though I dismissed my servants to bed, I loaded an old revolver, that I might be found in some posture of self-defence.
At first his manner was merely gruff and repellent, but as he discovered that Philip had no gift for accountancy he took pleasure in humiliating him; his attacks were gross and silly, but they wounded Philip, and in self-defence he assumed an attitude of superiority which he did not feel.
The ambassador and his wife, Naoko Matsuda, hosted a reception to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Japan Self-Defence Forces Day.
TURBAT -- Learning self-defence is one of the many ways for vulnerable groups, such as women and children, to protect themselves from harm.
Self Defence One must use common sense Whenever it comes to self-defence Be aware of what's going down As trouble comes easy in the town Do not be rude or impolite And do your uttermost to avoid a fight If attacked, reasonable force can be used But self-defence should not ever be abused The trouble may not have been started by you Still be careful what you say or do Driven by drink and likely drugs You could be attacked by a bunch of thugs Yes relax and enjoy yourself but be on your guard To find trouble in the city centre is not too hardGEORGE McLANDERS
by Salim Al AfifiWomen self-defence class at UFC Oman
JSDF Day celebrates the establishment of the Japan Defence Agency and the inauguration of the Japan Ground, Maritime and Air Self-Defence Forces on 1st July, 1954.