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defense

Word in spanish

defensa

Definition

The forcible repulsion of an unlawful and violent attack, such as the defense of one's person, property, or country in time of war. Or, the totality of the facts, law, and contentions presented by the party against whom a civil action or criminal prosecution is instituted in order to defeat or diminish the plaintiff's Cause of Action or the prosecutor's case.

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