- 1 u 1.1 [Mil] defensa (f) Secretary of Defense (in (US) ) Ministro, -tra (m,f) or (Méx) Secretario, -ria (m,f) de Defensa (before n) [spending] de defensa Defence Minister (in (UK) ) Ministro, -tra (m,f) or (Méx) Secretario, -ria (m,f) de Defensa 1.2 (on personal level) defensa (f) to come to sb's defense salir* or acudir en defensa de algn the old man didn't put up much of a defense against the muggers el anciano no opuso mucha resistencia a los asaltantes
- 3(defenses pl)[Med] [Mil] [Psych] defensas (fpl) the body's defenses las defensas del organismo to lower o drop one's defenses bajar la guardia I wore down his defenses conseguí que bajara la guardia
- 4 c [Law] defensa (f) the accused will conduct his own defense el acusado se hará cargo de or llevará su propia defensa ignorance of the law is no defense la ignorancia de la ley no exime de su cumplimiento the defense la defensa (before n) defense counsel abogado defensor, abogada defensora (m,f) defense witness testigo (mf) de la defensa
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The Spanish constitutional court (Tribunal Constitucional) is made up of twelve members. It decides all matters relating to constitutional legislation, including common law, international treaties, and regional statutes. There is no appeal against its decisions, and all other constitutional bodies are subject to its control.