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noun offence pronunciation in British English /əˈfens/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
    motoring/firearms/public order offences
    criminal offence: Killing these animals is a criminal offence.
    minor offence: minor offences such as vandalism
    commit an offence: She had committed no offence under military law.
    convict someone of an offence: Walker was convicted of a similar offence in 1997.
    first/second etc offence: The usual fine is £15 to £100 for a first offence.
    be charged with an offence: Those arrested have been charged with public order offences.
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] the feeling of being angry, upset, or insulted, caused by something that someone says or does
    cause/give offence: complaints about advertisements that cause offence
  3. 3
    [countable] something that makes you feel angry and upset because it is insulting, unfair, or morally wrong
    offence to: a building that is an offence to good taste
  4. 4
    [uncountable] formal the process of attacking someone or something
    weapons of offence
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