Definition of "offence" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of offense. (noun)
  • A violation or breach of a law, custom, rule, etc (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.

  • Any public wrong or crime (noun)
  • A nonindictable crime punishable on summary conviction (noun)
  • Annoyance, displeasure, or resentment (noun)
  • A source of annoyance, displeasure, or anger (noun)
  • Attack; assault (noun)
  • Injury or harm (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "offence" in a sentence
  • "The main offence is under s15A of the Theft Act 1968, a section repealed by the Fraud Act 2006."
  • "The seriousness of the offence is always taken into account when a young person is sentenced to a DTO. on September 8, 2009 at 1: 32 pm inspectorgadget"
  • "Yes! and the offence is aggravated when you consider that it was someone else's folly."