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1. Defense of oneself when physically attacked: took a course in self-defense.
2. Defense of what belongs to oneself, as one's works or reputation.
3. Law The use of force against another person as permitted by the law when that person is perceived as presenting an immediate or imminent threat to one's own life or safety.
1. the act of defending one's person by physical force.
2. a claim or plea that the use of force was necessary in defending one's own person.
3. an act or instance of protecting one's own interests, property, etc., as by argument.Also, esp. Brit.,self′-defence′.
A commander has the authority and obligation to use all necessary means available and to take all appropriate action to defend that commander's unit and other US forces in the vicinity from a hostile act or hostile intent. Force used should not exceed that which is necessary to decisively counter the hostile act or intent and ensure the continued safety of US forces or other persons and property they are ordered to protect. US forces may employ such force in self-defense only so long as the hostile force continues to present an imminent threat.
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|Noun||1.||self-defense - 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"
self-defence(American) self-defense (selfdiˈfens) noun
defence of one's own body, property etc against attack. He killed his attacker in self-defence. selfverdediging دِفاع عن النَّفْس самозащита autodefesa sebeobrana die Selbstverteidigung, die Notwehr selvforsvar αυτοάμυναautodefensa, defensa propia enesekaitse دفاع از خود itsepuolustus légitime défense הֲגָנָה עַצמִית आत्मरक्षा samoobrana önvédelem pembelaan diri sjálfsvörn autodifesa, legittima difesa 自衛 자위, 정당방위 savigyna pašaizsardzība pertahanan diri zelfverdedigingselvforsvar; nødvergesamoobrona د خپله کی دفاع کول autodefesa legitimă apărare самозащита, самооборона sebaobrana samoobramba samoodbrana självförsvar ป้องกันตัวเองและทรัพย์สมบัติจากการจู่โจม öz savunma, nefis müdafaası 自衛 самозахист; самооборона ذاتی تحفظ sự tự vệ 自卫