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self-defence (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) also: self-defense (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية)
British English: /sɛlfdɪˈfɛns/
American English: /ˈˌsɛlf dəˈfɛns/, /ˈˌsɛlf diˈfɛns/

Translation of self-defence in Arabic:


  • 1
    (lawful force)
    دِفاع عن النَفْسِ
    to act in self-defence
    تَصَرَّفَ بِداعي الدِفاعِ عن النَفْسِ
  • 2
    دِفاع عن النَفْسِ
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