- 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 [Military/Militar] defensa (feminine) Secretary of Defense (in US) Ministro, (masculine, feminine) or (Mexico/México) Secretario, (masculine, feminine) de Defensa (before noun/delante del nombre) [spending] de defensa Defence Minister (in UK) Ministro, (masculine, feminine) or (Mexico/México) Secretario, (masculine, feminine) de Defensa 1.2 (on personal level) defensa (feminine) 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 plural)[Medicine/Medicina] [Military/Militar] [Psychology/Psicología] defensas (feminine plural) 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 countable/numerable [Law/Derecho] defensa (feminine) 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 noun/delante del nombre) defense counsel abogado defensor, (masculine, feminine) defense witness testigo (masculine and feminine) 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 National Police (Policía Nacional) was set up in Spain in 1976. Its members patrol provincial capitals and big cities, which are responsible for its finance, administration, and recruitment. Although armed, it has never been considered a repressive force, unlike the