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Definition of "defence" [de•fence]

  • Chiefly British Variant of defense. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "defence" in a sentence
  • "Opposition parties on Monday urged Defence Minister Joe Modise to furnish Parliament with the full reasons for defence secretary"
  • "Defence Minister Joe Modise was not yet in control of the affairs of the Department of Defence, defence secretary Pierre"
  • "Defence Minister Ronnie Kasrils together with the secretary of defence and the defence force chief would ensure that corporate decisions and guidelines were implemented."