English - Alternative Forms
- defence (British)
English - Etymology
English - Pronunciation
English - Noun
- The action of defending or protecting from attack, danger, or injury.
- Anything employed to oppose attack(s).
- An argument in support or justification of something.
- Government policy or (infra)structure related to the military.
- (obsolete) Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.
Latin - Participle