- 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
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.