Definitions for offence
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word offence
offense, offence, offensive(noun)
the action of attacking an enemy
the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
umbrage, offense, offence(noun)
a feeling of anger caused by being offended
"he took offence at my question"
discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activity(noun)
a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking(noun)
(criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
"a long record of crimes"
In any contest, the act or process of attacking as contrasted with the act of defending; the offensive; as, to go on the offense.
(Sports) The members of a team who have the primary responsibility to score goals, in contrast to those who have the responsibility to defend, i.e. to prevent the opposing team from scoring goal.
Origin: [F., fr. L. offensa. See Offend.]
The act of offending; a crime or sin; an affront or injury.
The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.
A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defence.
The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defence.
Origin: From offensa
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'offence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2708
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'offence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4654
Rank popularity for the word 'offence' in Nouns Frequency: #763
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The teaching of BASIC should be rated as a criminal offence: it mutilates the mind beyond recovery.
O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven It hath the primal eldest curse upon 't, A brother's murder.
Reprimand not a child immediately on the offence. Wait till the irritation has been replaced by serenity.
(Marrying a child) is a very serious criminal offence but if the law is not fully enforced, then we will continue having this problem.
Instead of helping people, Croatia is encouraging masses and masses of people to commit a criminal offence - illegal crossing of the border is a criminal offense.
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