Defence

  • (noun): An organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack.
    Synonyms: defense, defense force, defence force
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on defence:

1982 Invasion Of The Falkland Islands - Defence - Forces Involved
... Their numbers were reinforced by at least 25 Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF) members ... Graham Bound, an islander who lived through the Argentine occupation, reports in his book Falkland Islanders At War that the higher figure of approximately 40 (both serving and past) members of the FIDF reported for duty at their Drill Hall ...
Ugo Ehiogu - Club Career - Middlesbrough
... at Middlesbrough, Ehiogu quickly became a mainstay in the central defence since joining the club and rejoining his former team mate Gareth Southgate in central defence ... loan move, usually alongside Matt Heath in central defence ...
Defence Intelligence
... Defence Intelligence is a key member of the United Kingdom Intelligence Community, but differs from the agencies (SIS, GCHQ, and the Security Service) in that it is not a ... The organisation employs a mixture of civilian and military staff and is funded within the Defence budget ... Like the rest of the MOD Defence Intelligence was subject to the 2008 'Streamlining' initiative in which 20-25 percent of Central London staff were cut ...
Defence Intelligence - Organisation
... Defence Intelligence is headed by the Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) who is a serving three-star military officer and who, as the MOD's 'intellig ... The civilian Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence (DCDI) is responsible for Defence Intelligence analysis and production, the military Assistant Chief ...
Organisation - Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence (DCDI)
... DCDI manages the analysis and production directorates of Defence Intelligence (known as the Defence Intelligence Analytical Staff or DIAS) ...

More definitions of "defence":

  • (noun): A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.
    Synonyms: defense, denial, demurrer
  • (noun): The speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.
    Synonyms: refutation, defense
  • (noun): Protection from harm.
    Synonyms: defense
  • (noun): Military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies.
    Synonyms: defense, defensive measure
  • (noun): (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring.
    Synonyms: defense, defending team

Famous quotes containing the word defence:

    There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
    —E.V. (Edward Verrall)

    They aroused me to a determination to understand more fully the position of women, and the character of those men who talk so much of the need of our being “protected”Mremoving from us, meanwhile, what are often the very weapons of our defence [sic], occupations, and proper and encouraging remuneration.
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805–1875)

    To choose a hardship for ourselves is our only defence against that hardship. This is what is meant by accepting suffering.... Those who, by their very nature, can suffer completely, utterly, have an advantage. That is how we can disarm the power of suffering, make it our own creation, our own choice; submit to it. A justification for suicide.
    Cesare Pavese (1908–1950)