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