A statement of fact used by a defendant as a response to the claim being made against him which, if determined in the defendant’s favour, will negate or lessen his liability.

Explanation attempts (375)

27 Oct 2012 12:43
quote A rebuttal to the allegations being presented by the prosecution. unquote
28 Oct 2012 00:37
quote You argument to stop you being convicted unquote
28 Oct 2012 23:11
quote Standing by someone/something and saying that you believe wholeheartedly and without a shred of doubt their story/it's honesty unquote
29 Oct 2012 12:06
quote Argument defending the person who has been prosecuted unquote
29 Oct 2012 14:28
quote This word is used to describe someone or something who may be able to help you should you get on the wrong side of the law. unquote
29 Oct 2012 14:55
quote Acting to protect yourself. unquote
29 Oct 2012 21:09
quote a part of the criminal law system that acts as a defence for the person standing up in court providing evidence and questioning to support them unquote
30 Oct 2012 12:28
quote this is your response or explanation for the crime you have been accused of committing. In court this would be given to the judge/jury by your legal representative. unquote
30 Oct 2012 15:02
quote What an accused person puts forward in an attempt to prevent them being convicted of a crime. Sometimes also refers to the lawyer who helps to put forward the defence. unquote
30 Oct 2012 17:36
quote To fight the case against the prosecution; against those who claim there has been a crime committed. Defence - preparing the case to demonstrate innocence of a crime by gathering the reasons, evidence and so on to prove none was committed. unquote
30 Oct 2012 18:19
30 Oct 2012 18:31
quote I think "defence" is the argument put to say you are innocent or to explain why/what happened. It is in your favour and is your version of events. unquote
30 Oct 2012 20:03
quote The people who stand up in court and provide evidence for the person/people that have been accused of the crime. unquote
30 Oct 2012 22:13
quote to protect and keep safe from harm. unquote
31 Oct 2012 10:10
quote Defence is the eveidence for the defendant. unquote
31 Oct 2012 10:28
quote to help them understand the law they have broken and to try and mitigate why they broke the law and explain to the police (or whoever) their side of the story unquote
31 Oct 2012 11:39
quote The case made in defence of an accusation, or statement of guilt of a person, by a legal team or persons representing the accused. unquote
31 Oct 2012 15:06
quote In court, the Defence is the defendant and his/her legal team. unquote
31 Oct 2012 15:39
quote The case given by the defendant to claim their innocence. unquote
31 Oct 2012 16:50
quote This means the arguments you are using to defend yourself in a trial. unquote
31 Oct 2012 21:00
quote This is a term that applies to the arguments and or facts which mitigate or counteract the charge that the police have made against the defendent. This is a process normally conducted in a court of law by a solicitor or lawyer acting on behalf of the defendent. unquote
1 Nov 2012 21:07
quote Describes the person acting on behalf of a client who has been charged with an offence unquote
1 Nov 2012 22:30
quote The defence is the body of evidence presented that the individual has not committed the crime. It includes mittigating circumstances unquote
20 Nov 2012 23:40
quote One side of the court, for example the person accused of the crimes, their lawyers who are working on their behalf. unquote
20 Nov 2012 23:58
quote The case of evidence that you build up to either prove that you did not do something or that your actions were reasonable in the circumstances. unquote
21 Nov 2012 00:36
quote The person or party defending themselves. unquote
21 Nov 2012 00:48
quote I think it's used in more than one sense. 1st, 'A defence' is comprised of the reasons for which you aren't guilty of a crime, whether completely innocent or with mitigating circumstances, it's the act of protecting yourself in one sense from the law, the other from an attacker - as in physical 'self defence'. 2nd Defence is the team of lawyers who act as your protection from the law. This is most obvious in the american judicial system where the have a legal system rather than a judicial system, and they act to protect and minimise the affects of the law on the defendant. unquote
21 Nov 2012 00:59
quote Defence is the legal team responsible for putting the case forward in favour of the defendant. They defend a person charged with a crime by providing evidence to prove or corroborate a defendant's version of events. The defence team are usually made up of lawyers but a defendant may defend himself in a court if law. The defence work to disprove theories brought by the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) unquote
21 Nov 2012 08:24
quote Defence is the act of representing the accused`s interests against prosecution, and normally refers to the accused`s legal teams. unquote
22 Nov 2012 22:12
quote The legal case presented to a court making the case for an acquittal of a defendant or, on occasion, the mitigating circumstances surrounding an admitted offence. unquote
26 Nov 2012 21:05
quote The side which is dedending itself from allagations put on them. unquote
13 Nov 2013 09:10
quote The team defnding the accused unquote
14 Nov 2013 20:51
quote Protection to counter something that is going against you ie if someone is accusing you of something your defence would be evidence to provide a logically and controlled argument going against the opposition to protect something of yours unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:19
quote Defending the person being sued unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:35
quote A group of people who defend a person in a court of law. unquote
14 Nov 2013 23:16
quote This means protecting yourself unquote
15 Nov 2013 01:07
quote The person that will defend their client in courtduring a triak unquote
15 Nov 2013 03:25
quote The person being accused's case against what they are being trialled for. unquote
15 Nov 2013 12:21
quote The act of protecting against harmful situations that compromise the safety of yourself or others. unquote
15 Nov 2013 13:02
quote If i were accused of murder, my defense would be my side of the story - evidence that favored my case unquote
15 Nov 2013 15:36
quote Presenting evidence of innocence oneself in terms of a crime or accusation. unquote
17 Nov 2013 12:02
quote When a solicitor or barrister is helping someone who is on trial for crime that they have done, they put they case to the court to defend them and try to get them off. unquote
17 Nov 2013 15:45
quote The person or people on the side of someone being tried in court. unquote
17 Nov 2013 16:48
quote Defence is the right of the accused to defend/alter the judgement being made upon them I.e their defence lawyer acts as someone who tries to convince the judge that the conviction against this person is wrong. unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:38
quote self defence as in using force to protect yourself but also defence in law terms in which the defendant denies the charges against them. unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:22
quote The lawyers and solicitors who work for the defendant or the accused who aim to prove the defendants innocence. Opposite to the prosecution. unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:52
quote This is the name given to the people (lawyers,etc) who are defending the accused of the crime they had supposedly done. unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:29
quote defending someone's statement unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:40
quote Sticking up for somebody unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:50
quote In a case the defence is the system that is finding evidence for the accused unquote
18 Nov 2013 00:39
quote Protecting oneself from all forms of attack or threat. unquote
18 Nov 2013 15:23
quote A defence would be used by a person being prosecuted to justify their actions or claim their innocence in a case. unquote
18 Nov 2013 16:13
quote to protect and look after something unquote
18 Nov 2013 16:24
quote Defence is the protection of somebody or something from someone else unquote
18 Nov 2013 18:41
quote Defending a person in a court of law, reasons for the possible crime and why it occurred. Explaining your position in the case to get out of the crime/ present innocence. unquote
18 Nov 2013 21:00
quote A lawyer that defends their client by trying to prove their innocence unquote
18 Nov 2013 21:10
quote A term a lawyer users to back the potential criminal unquote
18 Nov 2013 21:50
quote Information given in court to explain that you did not do what you are charged with unquote
18 Nov 2013 21:51
quote defending either the victim or criminal from further action taking place unquote
28 Oct 2014 16:39
quote The evidence produced to prove innocence and the team who represent the accused and produce it in court. unquote
28 Oct 2014 17:19
quote A statement which can be used to provide evidence which will help the accused clear their name or prove they are innocent. unquote
29 Oct 2014 10:50
quote Defence is used to show that a defendant is non guilty. unquote
29 Oct 2014 11:32
quote A solicitor offers legal council and advise that will help defend someone accused of a crime and put forward the case that they are innocent of the crime that they have been accused of committing. They may also or instead try to argue that the crime happened due to extenuating circumstances and plead for a lighter sentence or community service. unquote
29 Oct 2014 13:43
quote Supporting yourself or someone else by justifying and pursuading they're innocent unquote
29 Oct 2014 14:28
quote the law party within a court case who is proposing they are innocent. eg a woman is killed by a man. the man's party are the defence claiming innocent / guilt. the opposing team unquote
29 Oct 2014 14:36
quote Evidence proving an individual's innocent . unquote
29 Oct 2014 18:31
quote This is when someone else or I personally protect myself against accusation or agression. unquote
29 Oct 2014 19:58
quote This is the evidence built up and used to defend a person usually by a solicitor or barrister unquote
30 Oct 2014 17:32
quote explaining my side of events to prevent punishment unquote
3 Nov 2014 17:22
quote Where you state your case in opposition to prosecution stating your innocence. unquote
4 Nov 2014 12:07
quote When a lawyer or barrister puts up an argument to support the person being prosecuted. unquote
4 Nov 2014 19:25
quote Justifiable manslaughter/ murder as its used to protect yourself when you are attacked/assaulted in an instance where you shouldn't be and whilst attempting to eliminate an imminent threat. unquote
4 Nov 2014 19:58
quote When someone is protecting or acting on your behalf to fight your corner unquote
5 Nov 2014 12:35
quote Defence is the term used for the party acting in behalf of the person who has been accused of a crime. They are defending their innocence. unquote
5 Nov 2014 13:00
quote Defending yourself, you didn't set out to cause harm unquote
5 Nov 2014 13:14
quote Someone who is trying to prove you did not do something, even if you did! They are on your side. unquote
5 Nov 2014 15:04
quote Opposite side unquote
5 Nov 2014 16:30
quote The accused is allowed to form their counter to the prosecution to prove their innocence unquote
5 Nov 2014 16:34
quote A speech/presentation of information and evidence prepared to prove someone is not guilty in a case unquote
6 Nov 2014 07:26
quote Defence is trying to protect the person on trial by giving justifications for their actions or by giving evidence that they had not committed the crime. unquote
6 Nov 2014 12:49
quote Your defence is the argument that you ( if representing self) or your lawyer put before the judge or a jury. to plea that you the alleged criminal is innocent and not guilty. unquote
6 Nov 2014 15:09
quote Arguing against a charge brought unquote
6 Nov 2014 21:28
quote If you are accused of a crime your defence is what proves you either didn't do it, didn't mean to do it or had some kind of excuse to do it. It protects you from the full force of the law. unquote
6 Nov 2014 22:59
quote Your defence is the reason/people/mitigation as to your innocence unquote
7 Nov 2014 10:45
quote The case made for protecting the accused or protecting oneself or resisting an attack. unquote
7 Nov 2014 12:05
quote The lawyer that is standing up for the person who is in court to try and clear them of their possible charges unquote
7 Nov 2014 12:09
quote To defend/stick up for someone who you are sure is innocent. unquote
7 Nov 2014 15:14
quote The prosecuted/ victim has a team of people who will try to prove their innocence or prove their offender is guilty. unquote
7 Nov 2014 17:35
quote The team of people trying to protect a person/group who have been accused of something unquote
7 Nov 2014 19:50
quote Within a legal framework it is the range of arguments presented in court to the judge/jury by the accused or their legal representative(s) unquote
7 Nov 2014 20:38
quote The people who defend you unquote
7 Nov 2014 20:39
quote Your team of lawyers that try to oppose the accusations against you. unquote
7 Nov 2014 20:56
quote A statement of fact that can be used to help your case. unquote
7 Nov 2014 21:24
quote Presenting evidnce to negate the prosecution claims to indicate innocence unquote
7 Nov 2014 22:00
quote the case built up by the people on a criminal's law team to defend them and prove that they are innocent. or the law team themselves? unquote
7 Nov 2014 22:11
quote My understanding of this word is the person in legal profession acting for my friend or relative when their case goes to court. unquote
7 Nov 2014 22:13
quote Giving a person's point of view about an incident or event where they have been accused of something. unquote
8 Nov 2014 08:48
quote Defence is putting forward reasons and events to show a persons innocence. unquote
8 Nov 2014 12:13
quote Block, to stop unquote
8 Nov 2014 13:57
quote stopping someone harming you emotionally or physically... you defend yourself unquote
8 Nov 2014 15:47
quote Defence lawyers try to get you off charge and to make sure you don't go to prison unquote
8 Nov 2014 17:39
quote The defence team are those supporting the person who is being accused of the crime eg. the defence witness, the defence lawyer unquote
8 Nov 2014 17:51
quote The defence is the team or action set out to help the defendant avoid prosecution. unquote
8 Nov 2014 18:34
quote The person or persons acting to defend the accused, therefore having to state why they are innocent unquote
8 Nov 2014 22:34
quote Protecting oneself. unquote
9 Nov 2014 12:58
quote Fighting the prosecution on behalf of the accused, aiming to get innocent or a minimal sentence. unquote
9 Nov 2014 14:42
quote Something that a defence lawyer and their client prepare in advance of a trial. It is to give their case regarding the events surrounding the particular crime when questioned in a court of law. unquote
9 Nov 2014 19:54
quote when someone offers protection of the accused, by presenting evidence/other individuals who will all show/support the accused is innocent unquote
9 Nov 2014 20:56
quote The other persons side of things. unquote
9 Nov 2014 21:53
quote The people who defend a case. When someone is accused of doing something they prove someone of their innocence. unquote
9 Nov 2014 23:18
quote trying to prove you are innocent, making a case to prove this unquote
9 Nov 2014 23:51
quote A group who put forward argument supporting the accused. unquote
10 Nov 2014 10:36
quote Having one's say and putting one's own side of events forward in response to a prosecution unquote
10 Nov 2014 11:57
quote person defending the accused unquote
10 Nov 2014 14:18
quote After someone is accused guilty of an offence, they or their lawyer (if pleading innocent) can offer a defence which is a few reasons, arguments or facts that why that person is not guilty. unquote
10 Nov 2014 14:37
quote In court the legal team that defends the accused. Or the act of repelling an attacker to preserve ones own safety. unquote
10 Nov 2014 14:49
quote The opposite of the prosecution, the person or people in charge of ensuring the defendant is declared not guilty. unquote
10 Nov 2014 15:56
quote The case put forward backing up the person on trial's account of the events. It's a means of highlighting reasons why the person on trial should not be convicted. unquote
10 Nov 2014 18:09
quote Protection unquote
10 Nov 2014 18:29
quote It is the case being put forward by the person being accused of some crime to prove he is innocent. unquote
10 Nov 2014 19:15
quote Evidence through witnesses and physically that helps towards the innocence of a defendant unquote
10 Nov 2014 19:39
quote Causing physical harm to another person attempting to attack you or someone else to prevent them from doing so. unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:06
quote Someone giving evidence of the accused inosence unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:12
quote an argument using facts in aid to stop the conviction of a accused person unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:27
quote Defence means when people are defending the witness against the prosecutor. unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:30
quote defending someone in court /argument for defence unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:05
quote The person that is fighting for the suspect to prove they are innocent unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:07
quote In this case I think it means to defend the victim. I think. unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:18
quote When their is a case not in your favour you would prove that this is incorrect and provide evidence for this. unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:22
quote The defendants case as to why they are not Guilty in a court case. The person accused Of a crime has a defence against the charge unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:28
quote Self preservation, a way of protecting yourself from an attack, whether physically or an through an argument based on combatting an accusation against you unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:42
quote Any reason that can legally be made to explain why the defendant is innocent. unquote
11 Nov 2014 02:04
quote The legal team that defends/ argues the case for the person who is being prosecuted. unquote
11 Nov 2014 06:23
quote A solicitor or lawyer who acts for the injured party unquote
11 Nov 2014 07:59
quote Reason for committing an action unquote
11 Nov 2014 08:38
quote The legal representation of the accused. Propose evidence to prove the innocence of the defendant. unquote
11 Nov 2014 09:41
quote When you or another have been accused of something, the arguments and response you would give to protect and defend yourself or another. unquote
11 Nov 2014 10:40
quote To protect yourself in response to some form of attack. unquote
11 Nov 2014 11:10
quote I would be guessing more on this one, I would say Defence would either refer to making a case against an accusation in court with the intention to prove not guilty. if this is a reference to more like self-defence, it might refer to a crime that was committed through self-defence for example. unquote
11 Nov 2014 11:23
quote Defending yourself against another person. Someone who wishes to cause you harm. unquote
11 Nov 2014 11:30
quote The reasons being given for what has happened. someone explaining their actions or giving an argument against the prosecutors. unquote
11 Nov 2014 12:31
quote The people defending the victim in question unquote
11 Nov 2014 12:40
quote Creating a case to defend the person, whether or not you believe them to be guilty. unquote
11 Nov 2014 13:13
quote A statement that explains your actions and why you shouldn't be found guilty. For example your defence for hitting someone could be that they were antagonising you. unquote
11 Nov 2014 13:42
quote Defence means the reasons why someone feels they are not guilty of a misgiving or crime. unquote
11 Nov 2014 13:42
quote Defence means the reasons why someone feels they are not guilty of a misgiving or crime. unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:30
quote Protecting yourself against an attack unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:32
quote In a court situation, the 'defence' stands in support of the person under question of committing a crime. Their aim is to minimise the sentence of the criminal or prove them 'not guilty' against prosecution. unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:58
quote To act in favour of oneself or another in the face of an aggressor. unquote
11 Nov 2014 15:08
quote it is the case of the person being accused of a crime. unquote
11 Nov 2014 15:09
quote Defence is when you have somebody standing up for you in court trying to find evidence which makes you not guilty. unquote
11 Nov 2014 16:44
quote Information or evidence used by the defendant in a court room. unquote
11 Nov 2014 19:00
quote Your defence would be your lawyer and any supporting evidence. unquote
11 Nov 2014 20:05
quote The side that is being accused of a crime unquote
11 Nov 2014 20:48
quote trying to prove innocence unquote
11 Nov 2014 21:12
quote Defending yourself or someone else against an allegation unquote
11 Nov 2014 22:05
quote Your argument to justify your actions. unquote
12 Nov 2014 21:11
quote Is being able to be proven innocent before guilty. It is about standing up for yourself and having all sides of the story expressed. unquote
17 Nov 2014 23:00
quote To protect yourself, back yourself up - defend yourself unquote
27 Mar 2015 18:44
quote The lawyer or witnesses defending you or the person in trouble with the law unquote
27 Oct 2015 21:46
quote Proof of being innocent of an alleged offence, which can include witness statements, CCTV/photographs or verbal reasoning. unquote
28 Oct 2015 22:24
quote A means of protecting from harm. Can also be used as reasoning why a person has acted in a certain way. unquote
4 Nov 2015 17:59
quote A case put forward from the side of the accused to try and prove that the accusations against him/her are wrong. unquote
4 Nov 2015 18:02
quote The body that defends a party against prosecution unquote
4 Nov 2015 19:43
quote When the accused attempts to justify their actions or prove their innocence. unquote
5 Nov 2015 18:44
quote Defence is also used in law, it is used in court the defence will defend the accused party in the case. The prosecution will attempt to beat the defence and win the case. unquote
5 Nov 2015 20:09
quote The group of lawyers that would work with or around the person accused. unquote
6 Nov 2015 07:52
quote Provide evidence to prove your innocence if charged with a criminal offence unquote
6 Nov 2015 08:45
quote The people or argument backing up the person under question by the court - the response to the prosecution unquote
6 Nov 2015 21:01
quote Someone to back the accused party whilst in a court, or police cell, so that the accused has someone to speak for them on their behalf unquote
6 Nov 2015 21:22
quote A person or party that work to present the case against the party presenting an accusation in a court of law. unquote
8 Nov 2015 16:50
quote Legal defence is when a lawyer represents the accused rather than the accusers. unquote
9 Nov 2015 21:09
quote The side of the legal case that is attempting to prevent the criminal in question from being prosecuted. unquote
9 Nov 2015 22:35
quote Protecting yourself against a threat or act of violence inflicted towards you unquote
9 Nov 2015 23:32
quote Legal team of the person being accused unquote
10 Nov 2015 09:39
quote When a defendant in court puts forward an argument that they did not commit the crimes they are being accused of. unquote
10 Nov 2015 13:06
quote An argument provided which is in mitigation or reply to an accusation of some sort unquote
10 Nov 2015 13:43
quote The argument to defend the accused. unquote
10 Nov 2015 21:07
quote arguing against something you have been accused of to show your innocent unquote
10 Nov 2015 21:28
quote When you protect yourself from other people or things. unquote
10 Nov 2015 21:31
quote Stopping someone physically or mentally attacking you unquote
10 Nov 2015 22:24
quote The people in the court defending the person being investigated unquote
12 Nov 2015 19:56
quote This is used to suggest the reason why someone has done something such as "In your defence you pushed the man over because you were avoiding the cyclist" also used for the barrister who is putting your case across in court. unquote
13 Nov 2015 10:09
quote Defending yourself wether it be physical or virbaly ! unquote
16 Nov 2015 15:53
quote Disputing the claims made by the prosecution. unquote
16 Nov 2015 17:20
quote Putting your side of story. unquote
16 Nov 2015 17:42
quote Defence are the team that work on the side of the victim. Produce evidence to support conviction. Used in court unquote
16 Nov 2015 18:30
quote Trying to stop any harm coming to you unquote
16 Nov 2015 18:58
quote This is the case one who is being accused of an offence would make in an attempt to have said charges dropped. unquote
16 Nov 2015 19:17
quote The party that has to defend themselves. unquote
16 Nov 2015 23:42
quote Defence is when one takes physical/verbal action to counter or prevent themselves being attacked in a similar way, without having meditated upon the action first. One defends themselves in order to preserve their own wellbeing, at the cost of their attacker's if necessary. unquote
17 Nov 2015 10:22
quote To look at all aspects of the situation that they should find themselves in,and try to help to the best of of my abilities without breaking any rules or laws in doing so. unquote
17 Nov 2015 10:26
quote The case presented to demonstrate that someone is innocent of a crime, or of mitigating circumstances explaining why the actions were taken. unquote
17 Nov 2015 15:55
quote Protecting yourself or your belonging's or another person using either force or by using some type of shelter or body stance. Usually using the lowest amount of force possible. Or it may be legal defence to protect your self in court either way it is protecting yourself. unquote
17 Nov 2015 17:30
quote The part of the legal system that will represent the accused. unquote
17 Nov 2015 22:04
quote Persons who represent the defendant (person being charged with an offence) in a court of law. unquote
18 Nov 2015 14:02
quote Defending the accused party in legal proceedings unquote
18 Nov 2015 17:45
quote Arming yourself to defend off something/someone. Court room, prosecutor/defence lawyers. Words I could use if people think im in the wrong eg. In my defence..... unquote
18 Nov 2015 18:20
quote To give reason why an act was done. unquote
18 Nov 2015 20:21
quote Protecting yourself unquote
18 Nov 2015 20:44
quote People who represent others in court by speaking and supplying evidence on there behalf unquote
19 Nov 2015 13:27
quote To protect yourself or someone else unquote
19 Nov 2015 13:33
quote To provide support against the prosecutions accusations. To put forward evidence that helps establish the defendant as not guilty. unquote
19 Nov 2015 13:34
quote Legal defense is the opposite of prosecution ie laying out a counter argument of why you are not guilty/why the argument against you does not prove beyond reasonable doubt your guilt. unquote
19 Nov 2015 23:00
quote In the legal sense, it is the case that is presented by the the lawyer of the person/persons accused of committing a crime. unquote
19 Nov 2015 23:03
quote A means in which someone protects themselves against attack unquote
20 Nov 2015 13:10
quote Building up an argument to clear charges set against you. Or protecting yourself from an assault unquote
20 Nov 2015 13:19
quote to argue for a certain cause, subject or individual unquote
20 Nov 2015 16:50
quote A reason or excuse for committing a crime unquote
20 Nov 2015 16:59
quote The argument a defendant uses in court unquote
20 Nov 2015 17:20
quote To counteract accusations unquote
20 Nov 2015 17:25
quote Defence means putting facts/ information forward to ascertain ones innocence. It could be an alibi from someone or written or verbal proof showing that a person was not doing what is being said they had done. It can also mean circumstances that are put forward in someone defence e.g homelessness, mental health problems etc a defence lawyer acts on behaf of his client. unquote
20 Nov 2015 18:19
quote Aiding your case to gain the desirable outcome unquote
20 Nov 2015 18:28
quote The person or persons representing the accused in a criminal court case unquote
21 Nov 2015 11:22
quote Resisting attack or defence in law against prosecution. unquote
21 Nov 2015 14:53
quote A person being charged with an offence in court has a solicitor/lawyer acting on their behalf who will try and prove the innocence of the person being charged. I think they are sometimes called a Defence lawyer. unquote
21 Nov 2015 16:20
quote In terms of law a solicitor/ lawyer/barrister to represent the accused and try to prove they are not guilty unquote
21 Nov 2015 18:58
quote That you need to defend yourself or stand your ground at questions you are asked. unquote
22 Nov 2015 00:43
quote Trying to prove your innocent by defending yourself unquote
22 Nov 2015 12:05
quote in a legal sense it means the argument an accused person can put forward in legal proceedings in order to be judged against the prosecution's argument or case against the accused. In a generic legal sense it can mean the whole of the defence team acting for an accused. unquote
22 Nov 2015 14:10
quote the case presented on behalf of party unquote
22 Nov 2015 14:31
quote The party that have been accused of a crime unquote
22 Nov 2015 15:08
quote Those acting on behalf of the client to defend them, looking for the not guilty verdict unquote
22 Nov 2015 15:35
quote Protecting and defending against an accusation or offence unquote
22 Nov 2015 15:52
quote arguing the innocene of a person unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:05
quote always get the defence and prosecution mixed up - defence defines the accused in a legal setting I think unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:09
quote protection unquote
22 Nov 2015 17:34
quote the accused denying any involvement in the crime unquote
22 Nov 2015 18:13
quote Arguments and facts against the proposed accusations unquote
22 Nov 2015 21:03
quote Defence is to a "team". Defence protesting against the attack /prosecution. Either trying to stop it or beat it. Proving it wrong. Protecting itself unquote
22 Nov 2015 21:14
quote The defence are the side that are pleading innocent. (The bad guys). unquote
22 Nov 2015 21:19
quote Defence is the team of lawyers and barristers appointed to put the case forward in a Court of Law for the person accused of an offence. unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:02
quote Arguments that seek to prove someone's innocence of a crime that they have been accused of. unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:19
quote The people defending the person under arrest. unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:25
quote Defence is a term used for the case you are using to defend yourself in a trial. unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:36
quote In court, the defence is someone who is working with the defendant, in order to get them off of the sentence, to let them go free, or fight in their corner in court. unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:38
quote The case made to argue the innocence of an accused party in court. unquote
23 Nov 2015 08:38
quote Protecting yourself unquote
23 Nov 2015 09:12
quote The team attempting to prove that a suspect is not guilty unquote
23 Nov 2015 09:36
quote The defence is the whole team working on behalf of the defendant, including the defendant themselves. unquote
23 Nov 2015 09:42
quote The opposite side of the court to 'prosecution', the person/people defending the person in trial. unquote
23 Nov 2015 09:48
quote When a person is defending themselves unquote
23 Nov 2015 11:55
quote defending yourself, either physically or legally unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:05
quote The parties supporting the case of the prosecuted and defending their innocence. This can be a private lawyer of the prosecuted or a member of the court, a witness is not referred to as the 'defense'. unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:17
quote the party which the prosecutor is against. They try and 'defend' their case win the court case unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:26
quote to protect yourself from harm, another wishes to cause you. Or to defend yourself against the allegations of another person unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:29
quote The side being accused of committing an offence. unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:55
quote Team working to defend person on trial and prove innocence unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:59
quote Evidence or reasons contrary to the charges against you unquote
15 Jul 2016 13:59
quote An argument advanced by a person/lawyer on behalf of an accused. unquote
8 Nov 2016 16:06
quote A defence is used to avoid being convicted of a crime, or to reduce a sentence, defence lawyers construct arguments for their clients to aid them in this. unquote
8 Nov 2016 20:13
quote When you defend yourself against someone is showing force against you unquote
8 Nov 2016 20:16
quote Protecting the accused and explaining why they are not guilty. unquote
8 Nov 2016 20:45
quote Evidence to support an accused party. unquote
8 Nov 2016 20:50
quote Presenting your argument to defend against something raised against you unquote
8 Nov 2016 21:14
quote Your account of what happened. unquote
8 Nov 2016 22:48
quote Proving that i did not commit any offence unquote
8 Nov 2016 23:03
quote An explanation of an accused persons side of the story giving reasons why they either think they did not commit a crime of if they did the circumstances around it. unquote
9 Nov 2016 08:51
quote Protecting yourself or having someone protect you. In court defence means someone to fight your case unquote
9 Nov 2016 12:45
quote Unsure of which context so here's two definitions: Self defence is an act in reaction to a physical act of another to protect their own well being. A defence in court however would be evidence given in favour of the person taken to court, supporting the argument that they did not commit a crime. unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:22
quote In defence of the person being prosecuted unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:31
quote Preventing yourself from being harmed, even if it involves force and harms the other person unquote
9 Nov 2016 15:26
quote If you were being attacked / thought you might be attacked by someone then you would act in defence to protect yourself, you may push someone away or attempt to injur them in some way to secure your escape / safety unquote
9 Nov 2016 15:31
quote To me it means you could speak up for someone, to vouch for them as to their character or confirming their whereabouts at a certain time. unquote
9 Nov 2016 21:10
quote The opposing team to who is prosecuting. For example the criminal being prosecuteds lawyers or legal team. unquote
9 Nov 2016 21:27
quote Defence as in defence solicitor defends person on trial unquote
10 Nov 2016 10:44
quote Reacting in a manner to protect oneself or others around. A necessary prevention step not premeditated unquote
10 Nov 2016 12:05
quote The side or person whom is defending the accused of the wrongful act that has been committed. unquote
10 Nov 2016 13:49
quote To guard agaist. Whithstanding up to the truth. unquote
10 Nov 2016 13:59
quote To protect against the enemy or opposition. unquote
11 Nov 2016 13:00
quote Defence is when a person attempts to stop something negative happening to them or somebody else by using behaviour that attempts to stop the negative event occurring. Legal defence = a lawyer trying to stop another person being convicted by arguing their innocence. unquote
11 Nov 2016 14:42
quote This is a legal team representing the accused in court. They have to put the case to the Judge and Jury that the accused is not guilty of the crime he is in the dock for. unquote
11 Nov 2016 20:17
quote Someone else is attacking you and initiating a fight and you are simply defending yourself. Also used to mean the lawyers and the side of the legal team which argue on behalf of the accused. unquote
11 Nov 2016 20:25
quote Fighting back if somebody attacks you unquote
12 Nov 2016 10:06
quote A response to violence or a threat, instead of retaliating. A way of protecting yourself against someone or something. unquote
13 Nov 2016 07:54
quote The Team and argument put forward to support and tell the story of the accused person unquote
13 Nov 2016 14:41
quote Protecting someone from an attack unquote
13 Nov 2016 16:32
quote To protect ones self unquote
13 Nov 2016 16:57
quote The representation of the defendant in court to help back up their case. The defendants lawyers will present their case which is known as the defence to try and be found not guilty/minimise the sentence. unquote
13 Nov 2016 17:02
quote The side of a legal dispute which is being accused of something. The defence tries to prove the accusations are wrong. unquote
13 Nov 2016 17:42
quote When you protect yourself from something unquote
13 Nov 2016 17:45
quote tp protect , defend , uphold ones position unquote
13 Nov 2016 18:18
quote Protecting yourself or others unquote
13 Nov 2016 19:41
quote When you feel as if you have to protect yourself in a certain situation unquote
13 Nov 2016 21:55
quote The case of the defendant when on trial in a court of law. unquote
13 Nov 2016 21:57
quote Defence means that when someone is defending you they are sticking up for you, if you were to defend someone in court you would be sticking up for them and proving they are right unquote
14 Nov 2016 11:44
quote Protecting yourself against and act of violence. unquote
14 Nov 2016 12:52
quote A broad term, the practise of protecting. eg could be used in court to protect someone accused of a crime, it could be self-defence so protecting yourself, or protecting someone else. The opposite of attack. unquote
14 Nov 2016 13:51
quote The counter argument to whatever the person has been accused of. unquote
14 Nov 2016 14:10
quote To protect or guard something you own or feel apart of, allowing only people you or the collective choose to access what they're protecting or guarding. A term often used in sports such as rugby or netball, when the opposition have the ball and are attempting to score a goal or try unquote
14 Nov 2016 14:20
quote To defence against what is being said unquote
14 Nov 2016 16:30
quote Defence means the case that my lawyer would put against the other party. unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:01
quote A team of law personnel and the accused criminal are all part of the 'defence'. The former provide evidence to support the latter and refute or lessen any potential chargers that the accused may be facing. unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:05
quote Opposite to the prosecution. The side that defends the suspect being charged of the crime unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:05
quote If someone is charged with a crime they would use a defence in order to either get a not guilty verdict or a lesser sentence. unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:15
quote defending yourself from something or someone who may intend to hurt you unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:23
quote If someone is the defence of a case then they are being prosecuted against. They will be normally represented by a lawyer unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:59
quote A form of action that means stopping/enabling the prevention of criminal record/criminal offence. unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:15
quote Method of response to someone directly opposing your feelings or values unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:16
quote one side of the court fighting for the accused person unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:26
quote My meaning of the word defence is to defend a person, persons or actions that have been taken are correct. unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:44
quote It's the accused side of the story. unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:55
quote This is the side of the court, in a trail basis, that is employed to fight/defend the actions of a person, who may have been on the end of an attack or be the attacker. unquote
14 Nov 2016 19:01
quote To take down ones fence unquote
14 Nov 2016 19:21
quote Protecting oneself from things eg you can act in defence if you are protecting yourself from harm or someone causing you damage unquote
14 Nov 2016 19:45
quote reasons why they're not guilty unquote
14 Nov 2016 19:47
quote Defendin yourself. Retaliating to someone's actions. unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:15
quote The case presented by an individual or a group against whom a charge or accusation has been made unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:16
quote A team, or person who is seeking to show the innocence of the person on trial. unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:34
quote The defendent in court is the individual being accused. unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:37
quote When someone is charged with something this is there argument of innocence in court unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:40
quote On your side unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:51
quote Standing up for yourself or someone else unquote
14 Nov 2016 21:27
quote Protecting from attack unquote
14 Nov 2016 22:24
quote Argument on the side of the accused to reduce punishment unquote
14 Nov 2016 22:25
quote The act of protecting yourself. Could be a physical defence of protecting yourself from harm or of standing for your own rights. unquote
14 Nov 2016 23:51
quote The defense is the case which supports the accused party. The word defense is also used in the term 'self defence' meaning acting proportionally in order to protect ones self. unquote
15 Nov 2016 09:46
quote the team of people that a criminal has who try to prove innocence or prevent the criminal from going to prison unquote
15 Nov 2016 10:24
quote The lawyer representing the accused person unquote
15 Nov 2016 10:30
quote Either someone who's representing the defendant, or the total of evidence that the defendant and their lawyer offer to the court unquote
15 Nov 2016 10:34
quote Stopping something from being attacked, and putting up counter strategies to stop this from happening. unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:25
quote To have a response or action to counter an attack made by another party or person unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:30
quote The side of an argument to defend the accused unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:34
quote Standing up for something/someone unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:46
quote Are those accused unquote
15 Nov 2016 14:20
quote It's an action of defending from an attack or it's a case presented by or on half of the accused unquote
18 Nov 2016 10:15
quote Counter arguing the opposition in the court case unquote
31 Oct 2017 22:03
quote when someone acts in a manner of protection and survival when in the position of being attacked or questioned unquote
2 Nov 2017 20:03
quote The team that are concerned with proving a person’s innocence unquote
4 Nov 2017 14:36
quote An attempt to prove you did not commit the crime which you are being accused of unquote
4 Nov 2017 14:36
quote An attempt to prove you did not commit the crime which you are being accused of unquote
7 Nov 2017 18:51
quote A series of facts and questions that are directed at the defendant in order to provide evidence of innocence regarding the crime in question. unquote
7 Nov 2017 20:12
quote Protecting oneself from harm or attack in some way unquote
7 Nov 2017 20:30
quote Protecting yourself or another against attack/assault or justifying your or their behaviour. unquote
7 Nov 2017 20:45
quote The team or person who is helping the person on trial to win their case. unquote
7 Nov 2017 20:49
quote Defending yourself against something unquote
7 Nov 2017 21:11
quote The action of defending a party accused of a crime unquote
8 Nov 2017 00:34
quote Providing someone with the tools and support they need in order to justify their side to an allegation made against them. unquote
8 Nov 2017 10:54
quote Defence is the team of people who are working to win a case for the defender. unquote
8 Nov 2017 17:19
quote protecting unquote
8 Nov 2017 22:37
quote Providing an explanation for certain actions that justify them to be the right side of the law unquote
9 Nov 2017 13:54
quote arguing on behalf of the accused. unquote
9 Nov 2017 21:28
quote not attack unquote
10 Nov 2017 14:52
quote Where you are trying to protect yourself from an attacker unquote
10 Nov 2017 15:30
quote To protect somebody from harm or to justify actions. unquote
10 Nov 2017 15:37
quote Defence is the protection and cover for someone or yourself. For example, in a court, the defence team would defend 'the criminal' to prove them not guilty. unquote
11 Nov 2017 15:26
quote It depends on the context. Prevention of harm . unquote
11 Nov 2017 22:12
quote The team that is defending the suspect to prove they are innocent unquote
12 Nov 2017 10:28
quote The team of people and the evidence they provide to prove the suspect not guilty of a charge. unquote
12 Nov 2017 13:47
quote The party defending the accused unquote
12 Nov 2017 17:11
quote A person or group of people who are employed to represent you and stand up for you in court. They are there for legal support and advice and often try to exonerate people and prove they had no involvement of whatever they have been accused of unquote
12 Nov 2017 17:18
quote the side of the case which has been accused and has to argue against such accusations. unquote
12 Nov 2017 17:20
quote When an individual (not the victim or perpetrator) helps to deliver/ stand up for the individual Equally defence may also be referring to the individual being accused of the crime? unquote
12 Nov 2017 17:28
quote In a legal context it would refer to the attempt to prove the innocence of the defendant, or to deny counter claims made by the prosecution unquote
12 Nov 2017 17:29
quote The defence would be the person or people defending someone accused of a crime in a court of law. unquote
12 Nov 2017 17:38
quote An attempt to deny accusations against an individual unquote
12 Nov 2017 18:00
quote Defending yourself against attack or defence by a lawyer in court unquote
12 Nov 2017 18:07
quote the defence is the accused unquote
12 Nov 2017 18:37
quote My defence would be the evidence to prove me innocent. unquote
12 Nov 2017 18:49
quote Standing up for yourself or someone else unquote
12 Nov 2017 18:58
quote Being entitled to have someone to speak for you to refute the charges and attempt to prove your innocence or lack of culpability. unquote
12 Nov 2017 19:14
quote Defending someone who is on trial. Creating a case and using evidence to defend a subject's actions. unquote
12 Nov 2017 19:48
quote Solicitor or barrister that represents the accused person in court . unquote
12 Nov 2017 21:20
quote On the side of the accused. The opposite to prosecution unquote
12 Nov 2017 21:27
quote Support of the defendant unquote
12 Nov 2017 22:42
quote Not accepting what you are told and defending yourself unquote
12 Nov 2017 23:01
quote Standing up for yourself during a physical or verbal attack, this could be by using force to stop someone from causing physical harm or verbal response to a verbal attack. unquote
13 Nov 2017 08:02
quote Protecting yourself from danger by any means necessary unquote
13 Nov 2017 10:13
quote In context a defence lawyer would be somebody who stands by the accused and ‘fights’ their corner. To defend is to rebuke the accusations and claim innocence by providing proof or bringing down the opponent’s case. unquote
13 Nov 2017 10:21
quote A criminal act could have been committed as a defensive act, whereby the person committing the act was in danger. A defence could also be explained in terms of lawyers acting as a defence team for a criminal act unquote
13 Nov 2017 11:37
quote To defend an individual regardless of what they have done unquote
13 Nov 2017 12:17
quote A word to describe a possible legal justification for the action they committed unquote
13 Nov 2017 13:15
quote Someone justifying or supporting someone who has committed a crime unquote
13 Nov 2017 13:21
quote Justifying or proving your innocence unquote
13 Nov 2017 13:25
quote Someone explaining why they did something, or a justification unquote


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