self-defense, self-defence, self-protection(noun)
the act of defending yourself
the means of defending oneself from physical attack
the right to protect oneself against violence by using reasonable force, especially when used as justification in a murder charge
the act of defending one's own person, property, or reputation
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
A commander has the authority and obligation to use all necessary means available and to take all appropriate action to defend that commander
The numerical value of self-defense in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of self-defense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.
We [Jews] have no other means of self-defense than our solidarity
My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.
If you're an unarmed man who's charging some intoxicated lunatic ... that is waving a gun at a crowd of people, that is definitely self-defense, shooting an unarmed person that tried to disarm you, after you unlawfully brandish a gun, cannot be self-defense.
With tragedies playing out in marked ‘ safe ’ places, Americans realize that no place is off-limits for the criminal mind. This is why people are interested in becoming self-reliant for self-defense and less dependent on the response time of an armed police officer to save the day.
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Translations for self-defense
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- autodefensaCatalan, Valencian
- defensa propia, autodefensaSpanish
- légitime défense, auto-défenseFrench
- самооборона, самозащитаRussian
- samoodbrana, samoobranaSerbo-Croatian
- nödvärn, självförsvarSwedish
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