Definitions for self-defense

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word self-defense

Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-defense, self-defence, self-protection(noun)

    the act of defending yourself

Wiktionary

  1. self-defense(Noun)

    the means of defending oneself from physical attack

  2. self-defense(Noun)

    the right to protect oneself against violence by using reasonable force, especially when used as justification in a murder charge

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-defense(noun)

    the act of defending one's own person, property, or reputation

Freebase

  1. Self-defense

    Self-defense or private defense is a countermeasure that involves defending oneself, one's property, or the well-being of another from harm. The use of the right of self-defense as a legal justification for the use of force in times of danger is available in many jurisdictions, but the interpretation varies widely.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. self-defense

    A commander has the authority and obligation to use all necessary means available and to take all appropriate action to defend that commander

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-defense in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-defense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. American Proverb:

    A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    We [Jews] have no other means of self-defense than our solidarity

  3. Fred Allen:

    My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.

  4. Professor David Hemenway at Harvard:

    In the United States, guns are used in self-defense far more often than they are used in crime.

  5. Susan Klein:

    If they are there in a public place, legally armed, they can argue they were using self-defense.

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