Definition of 'self-defence'
Example sentences containing 'self-defence'
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There is no warrant in international law or self-defence to allow him to persist. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The case has become as much about gun and self-defence laws as about race. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The noble art of self-defence in all its aesthetic glory will always draw polite applause from appreciative audiences. The Sun (2006)I might have to have some self-defence classes. The Sun (2012)Record numbers across Germany are signing up for self-defence classes. The Sun (2016)It was a self-defence mechanism, getting the bullies to laugh rather than having to fight them. CELEBRATING SECOMBE: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (2002)It's your self-defence mechanism kicking in. The Sun (2014)Some prison consultants teach self-defence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She insisted on some self-defence classes where I learnt how to grapple properly. The Sun (2012)In such a situation the law on self-defence works much better than most people think, but not as well as it could or should. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'self-defence'
British English: self-defence /ˈsɛlfˌdɪˈfɛns/ NOUN
Self-defence is the use of force to protect yourself against someone who is attacking you.
He acted in self-defence.
- American English: self-defense
- Arabic: دِفَاعٌ عَنِ النَّفْس
- Brazilian Portuguese: autodefesa
- Chinese: 自卫
- Croatian: samoobrana
- Czech: sebeobrana
- Danish: selvforsvar
- Dutch: zelfverdediging
- European Spanish: defensa propia
- Finnish: itsepuolustus
- French: autodéfense
- German: Selbstverteidigung
- Greek: αυτοάμυνα
- Italian: autodifesa
- Japanese: 自衛
- Korean: 정당방위
- Norwegian: selvforsvar
- Polish: samoobrona
- European Portuguese: autodefesa
- Romanian: autoapărare
- Russian: самозащита
- Spanish: defensa propia
- Swedish: självförsvar
- Thai: การป้องกันตัวเอง
- Turkish: meşru müdafaa
- Ukrainian: самозахист
- Vietnamese: sự tự vệ
Definition of self-defence from the Collins English Dictionary
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