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Two of his friends came to his defence.
Huge amounts of government money are spent on defence.
an attempt to reduce the defence budget
The President has promised to increase defence spending.
More defence cuts are expected next year.
Government forces have breached the rebels' defences.
The city walls were built as a defence against invaders.
He stressed the need to strengthen the nation's defences.
New flood defences are being built along the river bank.
The Minister responded with a strong defence of the government's policy.
Several people spoke in my defence.
Monroe has been fierce in defence of the present system.
Martin immediately sprang to her defence, saying she was innocent.
She decided to conduct her own defence.
He mounted a surprisingly effective defence.
The defence will begin giving evidence tomorrow.
This is the British English definition of defence. View American English definition of defence.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge