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self-defense

self-de·fense

self-defense

 
pronunciation:
self dih fens
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of protecting oneself against physical attack.
 
definition 2: the protection or defense of one's reputation, rights, opinions, or the like.
definition 3: the legal right to defend oneself against mortal threat by necessary means.
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derivation: self-defensive (adj.)