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How Do You Spell DEFENCE?

Correct spelling for the English word "defence" is [d_ɪ_f_ˈɛ_n_s], [dɪfˈɛns], [dɪfˈɛns]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of DEFENCE

  1. Defending from, resistance against, attack(cf. OFFENCE; best d. is offence, advantage goes with the initiative; in cricket, guarding of one\'s wicket, also batting as opposed to bowling; science or art of d., boxing or fencing); (Mil., pl.) fortifications(also line of d., series of fortified posts); thing that protects; justification, vindication, speech or writing used to this end; (Law) accused party\'s denial, pleading, & proceedings. Hence defenceless a., defencelessly adv., defencelessness n. [old French]

Common Misspellings for DEFENCE

Below is the list of 429 misspellings for the word "defence".

Usage Examples for DEFENCE

  1. My defence, if I have a defence, is one that I can not use." - "The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
  2. Vavasor took care, however, after hearing the first words of defence which some remark of his brought from Hester, not to go farther, and turned the thing he had said aside. - "Weighed and Wanting" by George MacDonald
  3. " Thank you, that is all," said the counsel for the defence, and Mr. Taynton left the witness box. - "The Blotting Book" by E. F. Benson
  4. Let's see, he is one of your defence, isn't he? - "To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today" by Ralph Connor
  5. The natives made a desperate defence and fled. - "The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II)" by Washington Irving
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