What is defence?

  • (noun): The justification for some act or belief.
    Synonyms: defense, vindication
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on defence:

Ugo Ehiogu - Club Career - Middlesbrough
... quickly became a mainstay in the central defence since joining the club and rejoining his former team mate Gareth Southgate in central defence ... lineup during his loan move, usually alongside Matt Heath in central defence ...
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) ...
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 ...
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 'intelligence ... The civilian Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence (DCDI) is responsible for Defence Intelligence analysis and production, the military Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff - Intelligence Capabilities (ACDS(IC ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "defence":

  • (noun): A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.
    Synonyms: defense, denial, demurrer
  • (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
  • (noun): Protection from harm.
    Synonyms: defense
  • (noun): The speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.
    Synonyms: refutation, defense

Famous quotes containing the word defence:

    Education must have two foundations—morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defence for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
    —S├ębastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741–1794)

    What cannot stand must fall; and the measure of our sincerity and therefore of the respect of men, is the amount of health and wealth we will hazard in the defence of our right. An old farmer, my neighbor across the fence, when I ask him if he is not going to town-meeting, says: “No, ‘t is no use balloting, for it will not stay; but what you do with the gun will stay so.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Sow seed—but let no tyrant reap;
    Find wealth—let no imposter heap;
    Weave robes—let not the idle wear;
    Forge arms—in your defence to bear.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)